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250,000 Pakistanis deported from various countries during 2012-15

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 13:51 IST      
250,000 Pakistanis deported from various countries during 2012-15

London [U.K], Nov. 25 (ANI): A total of nearly 250,000 Pakistanis were deported from various countries during 2012-2015, especially in United Kingdom where about 9,778 Pakistanis were deported in the span of three years.

A report quoting statistics issued by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has revealed that the Labour Migration from Pakistan: 2015 Status Report" showed that a total of 242,817 Pakistanis were deported over the time period, according to the FIA's deportation statistics.

The year with the highest number of Pakistani deportees is 2014 with 73,064 deportees, whereas 2010 has the smallest number at 46,032, the Nation reports.

Most of the individuals deported from Saudi Arabia and the UAE were job seekers and businessmen. Deportations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are mainly linked to security-related issues, the report claimed.

From 2005-06 to 2014-15, around 932,051 migrant workers were stranded in destination countries due to lack of proper documentation and thus deported.

The largest number of stranded Pakistanis at 882,887 was deported from Jeddah, followed by Doha and Qatar at 4,200.

Around 14,628 migrant workers were detained in jails in destination countries during the said period.

Deportation between 2012-15:

. Saudi Arabia: 131,643

. United Arab Emirates: 32,458

. Iran: 28,684

. Oman: 17,248

. Greece: 14,145

. Britain: 9,778

. Malaysia: 8,861

The report emphasised that around 513,231 individuals were deported from different countries from 2007 to June 2015, which suggested an upward trend over time which was likely of an indication of an increase in the human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.

A United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) study has found that the majority of irregular migration involved migrants originating from Punjab, especially from, Gujranwala, MandiBahauddin, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Sialkot. (ANI)

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