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Minister says Pakistan to deport US citizen after probe

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, American citizen Mathew Craig Barrett, in blue shirt, is escorted by Pakistani security officials for a court appearance in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says, a blacklisted American citizen Barrett will be deported once a joint interrogation team. Barrett, a 33-year-old Alabama native had lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children. He was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, American citizen Mathew Craig Barrett, in blue shirt, is escorted by Pakistani security officials for a court appearance in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says, a blacklisted American citizen Barrett will be deported once a joint interrogation team. Barrett, a 33-year-old Alabama native had lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children. He was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says, a blacklisted American citizen Matthew Barrett will be deported once a joint interrogation team completes its work while addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. Barrett, a 33-year-old Alabama native had lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children. He was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says, a blacklisted American citizen Matthew Barrett will be deported once a joint interrogation team completes its work while addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. Barrett, a 33-year-old Alabama native had lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children. He was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says, a blacklisted American citizen Matthew Barrett will be deported once a joint interrogation team completes its work while addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. Barrett, a 33-year-old Alabama native had lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children. He was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says, a blacklisted American citizen Matthew Barrett will be deported once a joint interrogation team completes its work while addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. Barrett, a 33-year-old Alabama native had lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children. He was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan's interior minister says a blacklisted American citizen will be deported once a joint interrogation team completes its work.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in Islamabad Friday that Matthew Barrett submitted incorrect information in a visa application at the Pakistani consulate five years after his previous deportation.

Barrett, a 33-year-old Alabama native had lived in Pakistan for four years, married a Pakistani woman and had two children. He was expelled from the country in 2011 after being found near a sensitive military installation.

Khan said Barrett was not considered a spy, but was involved in "wrong doings." He did not elaborate.

After re-entering the country Barrett was arrested last week from an Islamabad guest house. The minister suspended airport immigration staff and ordered a probe into the incident.