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British Govt refuses to deport absconder Ishaq Dar

LONDON: Ishaq Dar, declared proclaimed absconder by the courts of Pakistan, can not be deported to Pakistan as the British government has turned down the Pakistan's plea of his deportation. According to ARY News sources, the government of Britain has said that there is no extradition treaty between Islamabad and London for the exchange of  wanted criminals, therefore, the request of Pakistan to deport its former finance minister stands rejected. Nevertheless, there is a margin in British law to grant such request, but…

LHC halts deportation of Turkish teacher’s family

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday granted a stay order on the expulsion of the family of the former director of the Pak-Turk School (Turkish School) from the country. The family of Mesut Kacmez including two young daughters was reportedly taken into custody on Wednesday to be deported to Turkey. Law-enforcement agencies said that they were living in Pakistan without a valid visa. Mesut Kacmez was living in Pakistan on a asylum-seeker certificate by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) which…

US judge halts deportation of Iraqi immigrants

WASHINGTON: A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that the government cannot immediately deport nearly 200 Iraqi immigrants arrested last month who argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in Michigan said he had the authority to order the government to keep the Iraqis in the county while their deportation cases were reviewed by the courts. In his ruling, Goldsmith said sending the Iraqis back now would expose them to a "substantiated risk of death, torture,…

US judge extends deportation stay in Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: A US federal judge on Thursday extended until February 21 a stay on visa holders from seven Muslim majority countries and refugees being deported under President Donald Trump's travel ban. Judge Carol Bagley Amon took the decision at a hearing in New York, saying that she did not want to leave the issue in limbo given that the stay -- ordered last Saturday -- was set to expire on February 11. The travel restrictions ban all refugees from entering the United States for at least 120 days and visa holders from…