Dean Jones was not allowed to go to Islamabad from Dubai as he did not have proper papers © Getty Images
Dean Jones was not allowed to go to Islamabad from Dubai as he did not have proper papers © Getty Images

Karachi: The ministry of interior affairs has ordered action against the foreign airlines which brought former Australian batsman Dean Jones to Islamabad from Dubai without a valid visa. A statement from the ministry quoted interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan as saying that action would be taken against all those foreign carriers which violate the immigration laws of Pakistan. The ministry statement negates the tweets of Jones who claimed he had a valid visa but incomplete documents to land in Pakistan. Jones was deported on Sunday morning by the immigration authorities at the Benazir Bhutto international airport after he landed from Dubai. READ: Pakistan Super League 2016: Dean Jones arrives in Lahore after visa row

Jones reached Islamabad for the Players’ draft of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as he has been appointed head coach of the Islamabad franchise. Despite his efforts to contact the Pakistan cricket Board and Islamabad franchise to help him out Jones was deported to Dubai. Nisar said the impression was wrong that the ministry could allow any foreign national to enter Pakistan without a valid visa. He said Jones also didn’t have a valid visa so he was sent back. READ: Pakistan Super League 2016: Dean Jones joins Islamabad as head coach

Jones also landed in trouble in 2006 during a series in Sri Lanka when he described South African batsman Hashim Amla, a Muslim, as looking “like a terrorist” due to his long beard. Jones was sacked by Ten Sports as a commentator for the remark, for which he apologised. After the visa controversy erupted over the weekend, Jones tweeted that the paperwork for his Pakistan visa had been incomplete due to a recent change in policy.