The operation to evacuate Pakistani expatriates from Libya is proceeding smoothly. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with Pakistan Missions in Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria have been able to successfully evacuate 1455 Pakistanis as of today.
In addition, arrangements have been made for the repatriation of 176 Pakistanis from Antalya, Turkey. A special chartered aircraft with 176 Pakistanis on board will arrive in Islamabad around 2300 hrs tonight. Earlier, these Pakistanis were airlifted from Saba (Libya) by a chartered flight and brought to Antalya.
This morning, a special chartered flight brought 251 Pakistanis from Tunisian Island of Jirba. Another, 260 Pakistanis arrived at Islamabad from Cairo by a chartered PIA flight. The PIA would operate another sortie on March 8 to bring remaining 199 Pakistanis from Cairo.
A chartered PIA aircraft has been sent to Tripoli today to evacuate the Pakistanis from Libya. The plane is expected to bring home 460 Pakistani nationals from Tripoli in the early hours of 8th March 2011.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with Ministry of Interior, FIA and Overseas Pakistanis Foundation has made arrangements for receiving Pakistani nationals returning from Libya at the airports in Karachi and Islamabad.
07 March 2011
Last modified: November 23, 2019
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