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Nearly 40000 Pakistanis stranded abroad says FM

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Apr, 2020. 10:32 am
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Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that 39,748 Pakistanis are currently waiting for their repatriation to their homeland.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said repatriating overseas Pakistanis from abroad is beginning from today.

While speaking at the meeting of Special Committee of the Parliament on coronavirus in Islamabad Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi said stranded Pakistanis will brought back through nine special flights.

He said so for 1,640 Pakistanis repatriated through 12 special flights and now efforts will made to bring back more and more Pakistanis in the next flight operation starting from today.

On the other hand Repatriation of Pakistani citizens continued from Iran amid the coronavirus outbreak as on Monday 105 more Pakistanis, including 68 illegal immigrants, reached the Taftan border in Chagai district.

37 Pakistani citizens, including 10 pilgrims, allowed to return back from Iran as the immigration clearance process temporarily reopened to make their arrival in Pakistan possible.

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