Canada to deport banned ASWJ member for security reasons

A member of a banned Pakistani group will be deported from Canada in the next month after being caught with a cache of firearms, an immigration trial heard on Monday.

According to the daily National Post, Muhammad Aqeeq Ansari stockpiled guns and ammunition worth 2,000 Canadian dollars in the basement of a Peterborough, Ontario home.

He has lived in Canada since 2007, but was stripped of his permanent residency and ordered deported last month.

An immigration and refugee board ruled him inadmissible to Canada on “security grounds” over his membership of the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaal (ASWJ), formerly known as Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakis­tan (SSP).

The ASWJ was banned in Pakistan a couple of years ago.

Seven of its members were hanged in Pakistan in January for killings, attempted assassinations and an attack on the US consulate in Karachi in 2003.

The Canadian immigration board was informed by the Canada Border Services Agency on Monday of Ansari’s pending deportation.

Officials were not immediately available to confirm his travel schedule.


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