LAHORE (Staff Reporter) – After initial refusal, Pakistan granted entry to at least 120 Pakistani citizens, 15 of whom were women, deported by Saudi Arabia for not having the required entry documents.

According to airport sources, a flight from Jeddah carried the deportees to Lahore, however, immigration officials refused them entry as the deportees did not have the required documents but later allowed entry by order of the interior ministry.

It was not clear why Saudi authorities deported the Pakistani citizens.

Earlier on Dec 10, Pakistani authorities refused to accept six migrants after the FIA found that they had been illegally deported to Pakistan from the UK.