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Over 8000 Pakistanis return home under Malaysian amnesty scheme


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

31st Dec, 2019. 09:27 pm
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Malaysia

Over 8000 Pakistanis have returned home safely from Malaysia without facing detention or fines, as a result of extensive efforts of the government of Pakistan.

According to the details, Foreign Office Spokesperson in a statement said that the Malaysia had introduced a Back4good Amnesty Scheme to facilitate voluntary repatriation to countries of origin starting from August till end of this year.

The statement said a special PIA flight was arranged to bring 300 illegal Pakistani immigrants back to the country from Malaysia today.

The Foreign Office said that arrangement of special flight to bring our nationals back from Malaysia in safety is another landmark step, consistent with the Prime Minister’s directions about the welfare of Pakistani nationals.

According to the Foreign Office, over the past five months, the Pakistan High Commission issued 1,833 Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) to the returnees for their expeditious repatriation to Pakistan.

“The welfare of overseas Pakistanis is a priority of the Government of Pakistan,” the statement said. “The arrangement of special flight to bring our nationals back from Malaysia in safety is another landmark step, consistent with the Prime Minister’s directions about the welfare of Pakistani nationals.”

The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, in a brief statement, had advised Pakistani illegal immigrants in Malaysia to make prior arrangements of their tickets so that they could properly utilize the scheme before its expiry date.

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