Iran hands over 158 illegal immigrants to Pakistan

Islamabad, Sept 3, IRNA - Iran has handed over 158 Pakistani nationals to authorities at Iran-Pakistan Taftan border crossing in Pakistan's south western Balochistan Province, local media reported.

The deported Pakistani workers had reportedly gone to Iran for their livelihood.

They were apprehended from different parts of Iran by security forces because they were living in Iran without valid traveling documents.

Levies sources said 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 engaged in strengthening cooperation on border management to stop the illegal movement of immigrants.

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