Pakistan to deport US citizen after probe

2016-08-12 19:54
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Islamabad - Pakistan's interior minister says a blacklisted American citizen will be deported once a joint interrogation team completes its work.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in Islamabad on Friday that Matthew Barrett submitted incorrect information in a visa application at the Pakistani consulate five years after his previous deportation.

Barrett, a 33-year-old Alabama native had lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children. He was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation.

Khan said Barrett was not considered a spy, but was involved in "wrong doings". He did not elaborate.

After re-entering the country Barrett was arrested last week from an Islamabad guest house. The minister suspended airport immigration staff and ordered a probe into the incident.

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