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