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40 stranded Pakistanis reach Karachi from Sri Lankan

40 stranded Pakistanis reach Karachi from Sri Lankan
May 4, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – Another group of 40 stranded Pakistanis reached Karachi via Sri Lankan Airlines flight (UL-1185) that left Colombo morning on Monday. Second Secretary (Political) Ayesha Abubakar Fahad was present on behalf of the High Commissioner to see off the departing Pakistanis at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Colombo. Pakistan High Commission, Colombo in co-ordination with Sri Lankan Authorities and Government of Pakistan has already repatriated 50 stranded Pakistanis on April 28. The returning Pakistanis acknowledged efforts of High Commission for providing all possible support and assistance during their stay in Sri Lanka in this difficult time. On May 2, 252 stranded Pakistanis were flown to Karachi from Khartoum, Sudan by PK-786. Ambassador Sarfraz Sipra and Embassy team personally saw off all passengers. He extended gratitude to the Sudanese government for their all out support throughout the evacuation effort. He further said that this challenging task was realized with synergetic efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan, PIA and Bilal Masjid Khartoum. On May 1, a Special flight of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had landed at the Islamabad airport with 254 Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia. PIA’s flight No-702 along with 254 passengers landed in Islamabad from Riyadh. The passengers were screened and checked by the doctors at the airport amid coronavirus fears. All the passengers have been moved to quarantine facility and their samples for the tests have been taken. The passengers will be allowed to go to home only when they test negative for the virus.