Turkey has deported 40 Pakistanis who were reportedly residing in the country illegally and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has confirmed the Turkish action. According to the report, the Pakistani citizens had been residing in different cities of the country and they have been moved to Islamabad for the time being. The officials further said the deportees had earlier been provided food, clothes, and shoes at the Islamabad Airport, adding that agreements were signed with two non-governmental organizations for the purpose.
Globally, immigration has emerged as the most prominent wedge issue. Over half a million illegal immigrants, deported during the last six years, hailed from Pakistan.
A total of 519,000 Pakistani nationals, deported from 134 countries around the world, returned with a long list of charges that include forged travel documents.