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As of this evening, 75 Pakistani nationals crossed over from Libya to Egypt. They have been received and are being repatriated by the Pakistan Embassy in Egypt from Alexandria to Pakistan.

Another group of 36 Pakistani nationals are being flown out of Egypt and will arrive in Islamabad on Thursday morning.

A group of 195 Pakistani nationals evacuated by sea to Marmaris (Turkey) have been received by the Pakistan Embassy in Turkey. A PIA charter flight has been dispatched to Dalaman (Turkey) to bring back these Pakistanis to Lahore.

Our Embassy in Tunisia has arranged the repatriation of 10 Pakistani nationals who will arrive at Karachi airport on March 4, 2011, by a commercial flight arranged by the government.

Our Embassy in Algeria has conveyed the names of 29 Pakistanis who will arrive in Islamabad on 5 March onboard a commercial flight arranged by the government.

The Foreign Secretary on 3 March, 2011 had an in-depth exchange of views with the Libyan Ambassador in Islamabad, Mr. Ibrahim Elabid M. Hentish, on matters relating to the safe evacuation of Pakistanis from Libya. The Foreign Secretary thanked the Libyan Ambassador for his offer to cooperate closely. The Libyan Ambassador has promised to do everything possible to ensure the safety of Pakistani nationals in Libya. The prevailing security situation in Libya was also discussed.

Meanwhile, request for flight clearances for PIA Jumbo special aircrafts has been made to the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority. As soon as the requisite clearance is received, air evacuation from Tripoli will be undertaken for which arrangements have been made.

03 March, 2011

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