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Deporting Pakis an eye opener


Deporting Pakis an eye opener

The Pakistan's boast of friendship last day was seen with holes in it with the news of deportation of 39,000 Pakistanis by Saudi Arabia for visa violations even as a “thorough scrutiny” of Pakistanis allowed into the Arabia has been ordered amid concern that some of them could be Daesh (ISIS)sympathisers. This is a measures of how deeply Pakistani contacts with the dreaded terror outfit are being seen as a danger to peace.

Reports said that the involvement of a number of Pakistani nationals in some terrorist actions orchestrated by Daesh, the so-called Islamic State, was a cause of public worry. They said a number of Pakistanis were held for crimes of drug trafficking, thefts, forgery and physical assault. Against this backdrop, Abdullah Al-Sadoun, chairman of the security committee of the Shoura Council, called for “thoroughly scrutinising” the Pakistanis before they are recruited for work in the Saudi Arabia.

According to Saudi Interior Ministry, there are 82 Pakistani suspects of terror and security issues who are currently held in intelligence prisons. According to the report, as many as 15 Pakistanis, including a woman, were nabbed following the recent terrorist operations in Al-Harazat and Al-Naseem districts in Jeddah. The ministry recalled that last Ramadan, Abdullah Ghulzar Khan, a Pakistani, exploded himself at the car park of Dr. Soliman Fakheeh Hospital near the US consulate in Jeddah. Last year, the security forces had foiled a terrorist operation in which two Pakistanis, a Syrian and a Sudanese were held for plotting to explode Al-Jawhara Stadium in Jeddah where more than 60,000 spectators were watching a soccer match between the teams of the Kingdom and the UAE.

The date compiled by Pakistan's federal investigative agency showed that between 2012 and 2015, nearly 250,000 Pakistanis were deported from various countries during the years 2012-2015. This should propel into declaring Pakistan a terrorist state and in convincing the Americans that such a step would not be out of place for them too considering the widespread involvement of Pakistanis in terror activities across the globe, including in Muslim-majority countries in the Gulf.

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.


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