Following court orders, blacklisted American citizen Matthew Craig Barrett, who was facing a second expulsion from Pakistan, was deported from the country early on Saturday, Express News reported.
Matthew Craig Barrett seen at Manchester Airport en route to New York.
Barret was deported from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport amid tight security and is travelling to New York on a Pakistan International Airlines flight. According to reports, the US national was released from Adiala jail on Friday for deportation. He was then transported to Lahore from Islamabad by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Blacklisted US citizen’s deportation cleared
A special court had endorsed a plan on Friday to deport Barrett from the country 12 days after he was arrested at Islamabad airport.
Barrett, 33, was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation. He had earlier lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children.
Matthew Craig Barrett seen at Manchester Airport en route to New York. PHOTO: EXPRESS
Blacklisted American to be deported from Pakistan for second time
FIA Inspector Rana Muhammad Akram appeared before the court and presented the original notification of the interior ministry regarding Barrett’s deportation. The court allowed his expulsion following the conclusion of arguments.
Courtesy : Express Tribune