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article imagePaedophile deported from the UK to Pakistan

By Lynn Curwin     May 30, 2011 in Crime
A 50-year-old convicted sex offender has been deported to Pakistan, after originally winning the right to stay in the UK on his release from prison.
Zulfar Hussain legally entered the UK in 1990, as the spouse of a British citizen. In 2007, he and his friend Qaiser Naveed were jailed after pleading guilty to abduction, sexual activity with a child and the supply of a controlled drug. They gave the girls, who were 13 and 14, Ecstasy tablets before having sex with them.
Hussain, who had been living in Blackburn, Lancashire with his wife and children, was served a deportation order in 2009, but he argued his right to a family life in the country. Following a year-long legal battle, he was given permission to remain in Britain.
The Lancashire Telegraph reported that the UK Borders Agency successfully appealed that decision in January and, after Hussain's attempts to re-appeal failed, he was sent back to Islamabad on Saturday night.
"We will not accept foreign nationals like Zulfqar Hussain breaking our laws," the BBC reported that Immigration minister Damian Green said in a statement released on Sunday.
"Those who commit serious offences should be removed at the earliest possible opportunity.
"We will do all we can to protect the public from those who abuse their right to be here."
Naveed did not contest his deportation order when he was released.
A UKBA spokesman said it was not known if Hussain's family , who had visited him in prison, had joined him in his Pakistan.
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