Iran hands over 400 migrants to Pakistani border officials


Iranian authorities have handed over 400 Pakistani citizens to border authorities who had illegally crossed over the border on Monday.

Iranian officials handed over Pakistani nationals to Levies Force at Taftan border in Chagai district.

Initial investigation revealed that these people had crossed the border illegally in an attempt to reach Turkey, Greece and other European countries for a better livelihood.

According to official sources, the Levies authorities later handed over these illegal migrant to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further investigation and questioning.

Usually these people arrested in different parts of Iran for not having valid travelling documents.

Those who did not have national identity cards of Pakistan were handed back to Iranian authorities.

It is to be mentioned here that several people especially youth in Pakistan trying to travel abroad on bogus travel documents in search of green pastures and become easy victims for human trafficking rackets.—INP

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