Islamabad, Dec 16: At least 42 Pakistani nationals deported from Turkey reached Pakistan Friday and were taken into custody, a media report said.
Immigration officials from the Federal Investigation Agency said the people illegally tried to enter Greece via the Iran-Turkey route without passports and other documents three months back but were held by Turkish police, the Online news agency reported.
They were taken into custody by the interrogation cell of Turkish police and sent back to Pakistan through a special flight Friday.
The detainees were taken into custody by Pakistani passport cell officials following their arrival at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
The deported people include 28 from Gujrat in Punjab province, two from Islamabad, six from Faisalabad and the rest from Peshawar and Lahore.