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84 Pak nationals detained at Moscow airport

84 Pak nationals detained at Moscow airport
Pakistani migrants are seen onboard a Greek Coast Guard vessel as they arrive at the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, following a rescue operation by the Greek Coast Guard at open sea, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTSBFGJ

Islamabad: At least 84 Pakistan nationals were detained by the Russian authorities at Moscow airport for eight hours over incomplete documentation on Thursday.

Around 150 Pakistani businessmen were taken to Russia by a private company to take part in an exhibition and later 84 of them were detained without citing any reason for their detention, reports the Express Tribune.

A video surfaced in social media which showed the group of men kept in a small room complaining that they were detained without any reason.

“Some Turkish nationals who were also held by the authorities were later allowed to leave,” a man in the video said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Russia, Qazi Khalilullah, has reportedly said that the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow was negotiating with the Russian authorities for their release. (ANI)