Four Indians among 64 detained at Sharjah airport

October 7th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Oct 7 (IANS) Four Indians are among 64 people detained at the Sharjah International Airport for trying to illegally enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The arrested were trying to enter the country in search of jobs while holding tourist visas, the official Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

“Some tourist firms in the country do not abide by the instructions on the tourist visas that should be issued only for tourism purposes and not for work,” said Abdullah Ali Saeed Bin Sahoo, director of the Naturalisation and Residency Department in Sharjah.

He said that job seekers should enter the country with mission visas issued by labour offices.

While lauding the work of the staff in the passport section at the Sharjah airport, Sahoo urged tourist firms to review and verify issuance of visas so that only genuine tourists enter the country on tourist visas.

The detained include 48 Pakistanis and 10 Afghans.

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