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200 Pakistanis stranded in India to return home on September 3rd

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

30th Aug, 2020. 02:10 pm
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At least 200 Pakistani nationals who are stranded in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic will return home on September 3.

According to the details, the stranded Pakistanis will be returning home through Wagah-Attari border crossing which will be specially opened for their return.

The Pakistani nationals got stuck in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Delhi due to the travel restrictions brought in to control the spread of the highly contagious disease.

Upon being approached, Pakistan’s High Commission in Delhi made efforts to ensure their repatriation to the country.

On Aug 9, 118 Indian nationals stuck in Pakistan due to the closure of the country’s frontiers had headed back home through the Wagah border crossing.

The Indian Embassy in Islamabad had requested the Government of Pakistan to make arrangements for the stranded Indian nationals’ repatriation to their home country. They had come to Pakistan to visit their relatives here and perform religious rites but got stuck due to lockdown restrictions.

In June this year around 450 stranded Pakistanis in Doha and Dubai arrived Pakistan via two international flights

A flight of Qatar Airways carrying 200 Pakistanis from Doha landed at the Karachi international airport.

While Emirates Airlines also landed at the Karachi airport with 250 stranded Pakistanis on board.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had announced for the resumption of the international flight operations in Pakistan.

The passengers, who were tested negative for the virus, would be allowed to spend 14 days in isolation at their residences instead of staying at a hotel or government’s quarantine facility.

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