PESHAWAR: The deportation of seven Pakistani nationals to Afghanistan was stopped when authorities concerned in processing repatriation of unlawful immigrants confirmed their identities on Saturday evening, in accordance to sources.
They stated that the people have been arrested in Punjab after they failed to affirm their id. They stated that the seven individuals couldn’t converse Urdu or Punjabi and confronted points in speaking with the authorities to inform them that they have been Pakistani nationals.
“They have been arrested below Section 14 of Foreigners Act, 1946,” an official stated. However, he added, because the information was accessible with National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), they have been recognized and despatched again to Punjab.
The official additionally stated that two circumstances have been reported prior to now the place ‘jail inmates’ had tried to escape and gave unsuitable info to authorities. He stated that each the Pakistani prisoners have been recognized as Pakistani residents and have been despatched again to jail in Punjab.
“They tried to escape. They had deliberate to enter Pakistan once more by way of Ghulam Khan border crossing,” the official stated. He stated that the case of seven people was completely totally different as they weren’t prisoners however failed to show their identities. He added that they have been taken into custody and immediately introduced to the border crossing for repatriation to Afghanistan.
He stated that Nadra had all the main points of Pakistani nationals. He added that in the course of the repatriation of unlawful immigrants, in addition they maintained particulars of each grownup Afghan male within the database for future use.
According to official statistics, a complete of 594 people, arrested below Foreigners Act, have been introduced from Punjab for his or her repatriation to Afghanistan. However, solely 565 may very well be deported and the remaining 29, who turned out to be Pakistanis, have been despatched again to Punjab.
Officials acknowledged that information of each single particular person being repatriated to Afghanistan was a part of Nadra document. He stated that originally, information of each single Afghan unlawful immigrant was being maintained however later the federal government exempted girls and youngsters under the age of 14 from it.
On Sunday, authorities deported 398 unlawful immigrants with 333 from Peshawar and 65 from Khyber, they stated.
Published in Dawn, November twentieth, 2023