PESHAWAR, October 5:  More than 250,000 Pakistani nationals have been deported from 48 countries during the last five years.

A state media organisation quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had deported more than 123,000 Pakistanis since January 2009.

About 6,000 Pakistanis have been deported from Libya, which is still home to about 2000 illegal immigrants from Pakistan.

In addition, about 30,000 Pakistanis have been deported from Iran, 37,000 from United Arab Emirates, 5,000 from Britain, 2,000 from Kuwait and 500 from Kuwait.

Several gangs involved in human trafficking have been busted in Pakistan. However, such gangs still operate in the country and most of people like to land in European countries.

Some people go to Saudi Arabia on visa of Hajj (pilgrimage) and Umrah and after that they settle in the country illegally.


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