Blacklisted American not a spy, to be deported from Pak: Nisar

Islamabad, Aug. 13 : Stating that blacklisted American citizen Matthew Craig Barrett, who is facing a second expulsion from Pakistan is not a spy, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the former has no right of appeal following his involvement in 'wrongdoing'.

Nisar said that Barrett will be deported in the next three days because the findings of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) suggested that he was not a "spy", reports the Express Tribune.

He added that Barrett is however, found involved in "objectionable activities". The Interior Minister said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been asked to submit a report within a week so that cases like these do not recur in the future.

Briefing about Barrett, Nisar said that he obtained his visa at the Pakistani consulate in Houston, using false documents to enter the country.

He added that several immigration officials at the airport in Rawalpindi and one at the consulate in Houston are under investigation for allowing Barrett to enter Pakistan despite being blacklisted.

Barrett was deported from Pakistan in 2011 on the directives of the Supreme Court..

Source: ANI