Lahore—Matthew Craig Barrett, an American citizen who was arrested earlier this month after entering Pakistan despite being ‘blacklisted’, was deported from the country early Saturday.
The US national was made to board a Pakistan International Airlines flight to New York at Lahore airport after he was deported, a spokesperson for the national carrier confirmed.
Barret was transported to Lahore from Islamabad by the Federal Investigation Agency on Friday night after he was released from the Adiala prison on Friday for deportation, sources said.
He was sent to prison on Aug 13 under the Foreigners Act on 14-day judicial remand. And on Thursday a special court of the FIA allowed the authorities to deport him.
Barrett was arrested on Aug 6 by personnel of law enforcement agencies at a guesthouse in Islamabad, hours after returning to Pakistan despite being deported to the US in 2011.
Barrett, who was picked up by FIA and police officials in a joint raid on a guest house in the capital, had claimed that he had come back to Pakistan to explore the possibility of permanently moving here.