140 Pilgrims, deportees moved from Pak-Iran border Taftan

Pilgrims, deportees being moved to Punjab, Sindh

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TAFTAN: Authorities on Saturday moved 140 pilgrims and illegal immigrants from Pak-Iran border Taftan to Quetta amid tight security. Iran had recently handed over illegal immigrants and pilgrims to Pakistani authorities at Pak-Iran border Taftan.

Levies sources said 77 people would be moved to Punjab, 38 to KhyberPukhtoonkhwa and 25 to Sindh. Pakistan had closed its border with Iran on February 23rd in the aftermath of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the neighboring country.

The deportees and illegal immigrants would be brought to Quetta on Saturday evening and then they would be moved to other provinces of the country.

Pakistan had quarantined over 6000 Shia pilgrims since the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Iran, which has been hit hard by the virus.

 

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