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70 Pakistani asylum seekers to be deported from Thailand

BANGKOK: Thai authorities have convicted 70 Pakistani asylum seekers of staying illegally in Thailand, as police intensify a crackdown on illegal immigration. The Taling Chan Provincial Court, according to Associated Press, issued fines and up to two-month suspended jail sentences to the group, which was charged with overstaying their visas and illegal entry. An officer in charge of the case, who declined to be named because of office policy, said they will be held in a detention centre until they are deported. The…

Turkey to deport nearly 600 Afghan migrants: interior ministry

ANKARA: Turkish authorities will deport close to 600 illegal Afghan migrants in eastern Turkey back to Kabul this weekend, the interior ministry said on Saturday. The Afghan migrants had crossed into Turkey through Iran due to “ongoing terrorist activities and economic troubles” in Afghanistan, the ministry said, and security forces had handed the migrants over to provincial immigration authorities. It said deportation procedures had been completed for 591 migrants in the eastern province of Erzurum and that charter…

Imran requests CM KP not to deport Sharbat Gulla

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has requested Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak not to deport Nat Geo famed ‘Afghan Girl’, Sharbat Gula, ARY News reported. "I want to request CM KP and the KP govt not to deport Sharbat Gulla to Afghanistan on humanitarian/compassionate grounds," he said in a tweet. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) last month had arrested Sharbat Gulla from the north-western city of Peshawar for forgery of a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC)…