48 deported from US arrive home
By Mohammad Imran
ISLAMABAD: Forty-eight Pakistanis, deported from the US, reached Pakistan on a chartered Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services flight on Thursday.
The flight arrived at Islamabad Airport at 1:35pm. US security officials handed over the deportees to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The FIA collected the deportees’ data and let them go.
Five people were deported for staying in the US after the expiration of their visas and 20 were deported for involvement in different crimes. Another 22 were scheduled to be deported, but remained in the US. Some of the deportees told Daily Times they had no regrets and were happy to be in Pakistan. They said Muslims were facing difficulties in the US after 9/11. Most of the deportees were from Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi and Peshawar.