LONDON - A British immigration officer accused of putting his Pakistani wifes name in the terrorist list fired from the service by the Home Office. The immigration officer wanted to get rid of his wife using his access to security databases to include his wife on a watch list of people banned from boarding flights into Britain because their presence in the country was 'not conducive to the public good. As a result of which the woman could not return to UK and remained stuck in Pakistan for three years. The UK Home Office Monday confirmed that the officer has been sacked for gross misconduct. The incident is likely to raise new questions over levels of efficiency in the UK Border Agency, the organisation formed nearly three years ago by then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to take over all immigration controls. It has been criticised for poor performance by the Parliamentary Ombudsman and has suffered its share of humiliating incidents - for example the incident 19 months ago when an illegal immigrant escaped from the channel tunnel port at Folkestone by clinging to the underside of a bus carrying Border Agency staff. The UK Border Agency spokesman in a statement said: We expect the highest levels of integrity. Allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated and we always take action swiftly where we find members of staff who have abused their position. On the extremely rare occasions where this occurs, the strongest action is taken. The officer in latest incident to come to light was employed by a unit maintaining watch lists. He is understood to have worked at the Agencys headquarters at Lunar House in Croydon, South London.