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Saudi Arabia deports almost 40,000 Pakistanis in just 4 months

King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on December 8, 2016 [Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Royal Council / Handout - Anadolu Agency]
King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on December 8, 2016 [Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Royal Council / Handout - Anadolu Agency]

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. Others were deported over crimes including drug trafficking, theft, forgery and physical assault.

News of the deportations follows intermittent reports of migrant worker protests over unpaid salaries, after the increasing strain on Saudi public finances since the downturn in oil prices over the past years.

Dozens of expatriate workers were flogged and jailed last month following public protests that spilled over into violence, which saw buses torched in Mecca after construction workers at major Saudi companies including the Binladin Group and Saudi Oger had their salaries unpaid.

Last year also saw the Philippines government seek assistance in rescuing Filipino workers left jobless after the downturn in the economy, as well as major lay-offs of Indian workers.

But the deportation of Pakistani workers has been driven primarily to security concerns, according to the New Arab, citing the Saudi Gazette.Saudi officials have called for a rigorous vetting process before allowing foreign workers into the kingdom.

Abdullah Al-Sadoun, chairman of the security committee in the Saudi Arabian Shura Council, urged for tougher screening process of Pakistani nationals before they are allowed entry into the country.

“Pakistan itself is plagued with terrorism due to its close proximity with Afghanistan. The Taliban extremist movement was itself born in Pakistan,” he warned.

Al-Sadoun stressed that the religious and political beliefs of Pakistani nationals must be known to Saudi authorities before they are granted work or given entry into the kingdom.

“Pakistani citizens must undergo religious and political checks before entering Saudi Arabia,” said the Speaker of the Saudi Shura (Consultative) Council, Abdullah Al-Sa’doun. “Pakistan suffers from terrorism due to neighbouring Afghanistan.” The extremist Taliban movement was created in Pakistan, he added.

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  • KOKOU AZIABA

    WHY ARE THEY ACCUSING TRUMP?

    • Chopra TP

      Saudis aren’t really.

  • arishsahani

    We all should know and even convert muslim should know Saudi want you to serve them in bed and in war front. No convert can ever marry Saudi audi girl. Its shame we Hindu never tried to bring back these lost souls and bodies back to Hindu culture after they converted . Also these convert fools still don’t get it They are being used by arabs . Convert muslim need a leader to help them to get out of this Arab slavery and lead abetter life .

  • arishsahani

    I hope we have great Hindu minds who can find away help these convert muslim back to Hindu type two fold .

    • Slabboy

      And which of the gods or demigods with its minor godlings would you like them to follow?

      • arishsahani

        You and me and every one is a Demi god ,as god is everywhere.

      • v. jabotinsky

        I personally favor “lord” Krishna who had 16K wives. The dude was a real playboy.

    • H Mokhbat

      You have to get rid of your casting system first, before judging other faith!

      • arishsahani

        We have no cast like in arab Shia and Sunni and Afghan paki Iraqi or African and no one killing another. Hindu means peace and love .

      • arishsahani

        Cast system is not based on birth based on work you do, like what kind of profession you have, its based on work not birth. You are Brahmin , if you are a teacher . You are now into business and you become Vaishya , Join Military and now you are Shatriya ( Study hinduism yourself , use books . Don’t listen to uneducated teachers who read one book in their life .

    • Abu Shamil

      That is like saying you want them to eat shi… t again, why would anybody out of their mind want to eat shi ….. t? Hilarious idea though!

    • M Sajjad Chawdry

      Problem is I can’t give up the beef and I can’t drink the cows urine

      • arishsahani

        Arabs eat camel why you need beef.

        • v. jabotinsky

          Cause it’s your mom.

        • Sammy

          I like eating the cow because you sickos worship it. I like doing this to the kafirs.

  • Jyoti Prakash Mitra

    #SaudiArabia did this as those Pakistanis were expenses of the ‘Muslim Interns’ in various revenue departments & mechanisms linked to ‘Jeddah Port Services’. Its a good preventive measure. His highness need cumulative support to bring an end to Takfiri influences supported by Iran. (y)

    • v. jabotinsky

      Right, and the “kingdom” should convert to Hinduism and start worshiping cows, monkeys, elephants, rivers, etc…

  • [email protected]

    the Saudis use and abuse people from asia..and Mideast..they used Pakistan when needed..during the afghan war…the USA must end this alliance with the gulf countries…as soon as…

    • Farhan Khan

      Afghan War was once a money minting event for Punjab Army… suddenly it is a bad thing now that it is demanding blood.