Pakistan Foreign Office responds over media reports of Pakistanis being deported from Saudi Arabia

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Pakistan Foreign Office responds over media reports of Pakistanis being deported from Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office responds over media reports of Pakistanis being deported from Saudi Arabia.

The Foreign Office on Saturday reassured the Pakistani community that Saudi Arabia was neither holding nor deporting Pakistani expatriates across the Makkah region, reported *The News. link*

The Foreign Office in its statement urged the Pakistani community in the Kingdom to remain calm and not pay attention to a fabricated social media campaign.

“The Consulate General in Jeddah has been in contact with the relevant Saudi authorities and they have been informed that routinely illegal expatriates are apprehended and deported from all nationalities.

The exercise continues with varying intensity throughout the year”, the Foreign Office said while quoting a statement from the Consulate General.

“The assumption that it is a Pakistan specific drive is completely incorrect. Propagation of such news through the social media has created unnecessary anxiety, giving it a misleading political angle,” the statement said, adding that it was in the interest of the deep-rooted Pak-Saudi brotherly relations that such baseless and irresponsible twist was avoided at all costs.

Foreign Policy