Pakistan deports Indian youth who overstayed to meet FB ‘friend’

Amritsar youth Amarjit , who jumped visa to meet his Facebook ‘friend’ in Pakistan only to be traced a day after the expiry of his visa, was deported via Attari border on Tuesday. A resident of Niranjanpur village near Amritsar, Amarjit (24) crossed the border with his head covered and a red garland around his neck.
He also carried a siropa (robe of honour) and a gift hamper given by the Pakistani government. Amarjit was received by his family members and journalists who waited for him for almost nine hours at Attari.He claimed he had befriended a Sheikhupura resident Ameer Razak during his stay in Malaysia in 2017. However, officials of intelligences agencies, who debriefed Amarjit upon his arrival, said he had met Salma, wife of Razak, through another Pakistani national Shabaz Malik in Malaysia and was in touch with her since September 2017.
While deporting Amarjit, the Pakistani government termed it as a humanitarian gesture as it didn’t initiate any legal proceedings against him for violating the visa norms.

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