Iran rescues ‘abducted’ Pakistani children from a tanker (VIDEO)

  • More than 15 children were stuffed inside an LPG tanker coming from Afghanistan

TEHRAN – Over a dozen children “abducted from different areas of Pakistan” have been recovered from an LPG container in southeast Iran on Monday.

Reports in local media suggest Iranian border authorities foiled a child trafficking bid in the Kerman province and rescued more than 15 children from the container coming from Afghanistan into Iran.

The children were abducted from different areas of Pakistan and were being taken to Iran when the Iranian border guards stopped the container, the reports added.

A video of the incident went viral on social media after the officials concerned from two neighboring Islamic states were contacted but they have so far refused to comment or confirm the development.

Every year, between 30,000 to 40,000 Pakistanis attempt illegal passage to Europe as well as Turkey, Russia, and the Middle Eastern countries through Balochistan and by air, according to officials.

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Most illegal migrants get arrested while crossing the Pakistan-Iran border, or they are apprehended inside Iran, and other transit countries. Last year, according to the FIA’s record, around 26,000 Pakistanis were deported by Iran.