Iran hands over 253 illegal immigrants to Pakistan

IRNA – Iranian security forces have handed over 253 Pakistani nationals to the local authorities at Iran-Pakistan Taftan border crossing, local media reported.

According to reports, these Pakistani citizens were planning to go to Europe via Iran in pursuit of a bright future.

The deportees would be handed over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further investigation after completion initial inquiry.

Pakistanis living in Iran illegally or trying to enter Iran illegally are caught every year by Iranian security forces. Iranian authorities have been often deporting illegal Pakistani immigrants.

Iran and Pakistan are already engaged in strengthening cooperation to stop the illegal movement of immigrants.