84 Pakistanis who were stranded at Russian Airport deported by Russian authorities today and around 100 Pakistanis are still stranded at Moscow airport for around 24 hours. The remaining Pakistanis are expected to be deported soon.
84 Pakistanis Stranded at Russian Airport Likely to Return Home
The Pakistani traders, who had landed in Moscow to attend a mobile phones’ convention, were taken into custody by the Russian authorities upon their arrival. They were kept locked in a room for 24 hours and were set free today.
Karachi-based mobile phone distributor M&P sent these Pakistanis on a recreational tour and all the deported Pakistanis had valid travel documents.
Tauqir Raza Shah, head of administration and security for Muller & Phipps, said:
“We have spoken to Russian Consulate in Karachi and they said Pakistanis stranded in Moscow and deported from there have valid visa for Russia,”
“I believe there is no reason to deport them as they have valid travel documents,”.
According to Pakistan’s Ambassador to Russia Qazi Khalilullah, the embassy came to know about the stranded Pakistanis at around 8:00 p.m last night and they had raised the issue with Russian Foreign Ministry at the same time.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also took note of the issue and directed all possible assistance to help them return home as early as possible.