176 Pakistanis stranded in India to return home tomorrow: FO

By: INP      Published: 08:54 PM, 26 May, 2020
176 Pakistanis stranded in India to return home tomorrow: FO
A Pakistani man stranded in India shows his passport to the camera.–File photo

A batch of 176 Pakistanis stranded in India due to the coronavirus lockdown would return home on Wednesday (tomorrow).

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, another 176 Pakistanis stranded in India due to COVID-19 lockdown will return home via Attari-Wagah border on Wednesday.

These Pakistanis have been stranded in Indian States of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi due to the extended lockdown and closure of the Attari-Wagah Border Crossing after the coronavirus outbreak in the two countries.

The Foreign Office said that in line with the prime minister’s directions, for safe and smooth repatriation of stranded Pakistanis, the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi remained in close contact with the Indian side and the Foreign Office has been coordinating with other the authorities in Pakistan.