The Middle East Monitor is reporting that Saudi Arabia has deported tens-of-thousands of Pakistanis out of their country over connections they have to terrorist organizations.
Many of those who have been deported are linked to Daesh aka ISIS terrorist activities according to the article.
From the Middle East Monitor:
Saudi Arabia has deported almost 40,000 Pakistanis over the past four months, claiming that they could be involved in the commission of terrorist acts, Moheet.com reported on Friday.
Over 39,000 Pakistanis have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the last four months, the Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday.
The deportations were attributed to visa violations, crime and security concerns linking the deportees to terrorist organisations, but come amid a background of migrant worker unrest that has plagued the kingdom over the past year.
Citing “informed security sources”, the Saudi Gazette said that a number of the Pakistanis deported were linked to the Daesh group or terrorist activities [ISIS]. Others were deported over crimes including drug trafficking, theft, forgery and physical assault…
…Saudi officials have called for a rigorous vetting process before allowing foreign workers into the kingdom.
The article goes on to state that Saudi Arabia has been plagued with terrorism with individuals from Pakistan because of the country’s neighbor, Afghanistan. Although the chairman of the security committee of the Saudi Arabian Shura Council, Abdullah Al-Sadoun, says that the Taliban extremist movement was in fact born in Pakistan.
Abdullah Al-Sadoun goes on to state that “Pakistani citizens must undergo religious and political checks before entering Saudi Arabia.”
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