PIA brings back stranded Pakistanis from Sudan

By: News Desk
Published: 01:02 AM, 17 May, 2020
PIA brings back stranded Pakistanis from Sudan
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A special flight of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 249 Pakistanis stranded in Sudan left Khartoum for Pakistan on Saturday.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Sudan Sarfaraz Sipra said that all Pakistanis stranded in Sudan have been sent home. The Pakistan Embassy in Khartoum said it was using all resources to repatriate the stranded Pakistanis home safe and sound. The PIA flight took 249 Pakistanis from Khartoum to Peshawar today, the embassy said in a statement. The embassy also said that 251 Pakistanis were repatriated to Karachi from Khartoum on May 2.

Ambassador Sarfaraz Sipra saw off the stranded Pakistanis at the airport. He said that all Pakistanis stranded in Sudan have been returned home and no one was left behind. Of the total 501 Pakistanis stranded in Sudan, 436 were members of the Tableeghi Jamaat.

Ambassador Sarfaraz Sipra thanked the Sudanese government for helping the Pakistani Embassy repatriate the stranded Pakistanis to their home country.