Repatriation of stranded Pakistanis resumes tomorrow: Qureshi
Says 39,7478 Pakistanis still waiting to come back home
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the next phase of repatriating overseas Pakistanis from abroad is beginning from April 14 (Tuesday).
“Nine special flights to bring Pakistanis back home,” he shared at the meeting of Parliament Special Committee on Coronavirus in Islamabad.
The minister said that so for 1,640 stranded Pakistanis have been repatriated through 12 special flights while another 39,7478 are still waiting to come back home.
He said that many Pakistanis in the United Arab Emirates had lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
Qureshi informed that 2,248 Pakistanis members of Tableeghi Jamaat were wishing their repatriation from Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan.
“Pakistani citizens, including students, living in the United States and Canada, are also desirous of coming back - that takes the tally 40,000 people wishing repatriation.”
14 Pakistani citizens in Nepal and four in Maldives are being gathered at a common station from where they will be brought back, he said.