It is not a big surprise if you find Pakistani citizens flouting rules in another country.
In the last four months, Saudi Arabia has kicked out 39,000 Pakistanis for violating the rules of residence and work.
Saudi Gazette reported that Abdullah Al-Sadoun, chairman of the security committee of the Shoura Council, has ordered a “thorough scrutiny” of Pakistanis allowed in to the Kingdom amid concern that some of them could be IS sympathisers.
Saudi Police have arrested a large number of Pakistani citizens for crimes such as forgery, drug trafficking, thefts, and physical assault.
Officials said the Saudi public is worried of the involvement of a large number of Pakistani nationals in some terrorist actions orchestrated by Islamic State.
Sadoun said the political and religious inclinations of the Pakistanis coming to work in the Kingdom should be known to both sides before they are recruited for work.
Officials called for better coordination between the two countries when it comes to Pakistanis coming to work in Kingdom.
“Pakistan itself is plagued with terrorism due to its close proximity with Afghanistan. The Taliban extremist movement was itself born in Pakistan,” he was quoted as saying.
Security agencies in the Kingdom arrested 82 Pakistani citizens for planning terror attacks.
Last year, Kingdom’s security forces captured two Pakistanis who were planning to trigger bomb blasts at the Al-Jawhara Stadium in Jeddah where more than 60,000 spectators were gathered to watch a soccer match.