The 45 Pakistanis, who were stranded in Tashkuergan in Xinjiang province due to inclement weather, are in good health. A two member team of Pakistan Embassy, Beijing, which reached Kashgar to assist the stranded people, is closely coordinating with the Chinese Foreign Office and local authorities in Kashgar as well as the Pakistanis.
The visa issues faced by some of them are being taken care of with the assistance of Chinese authorities. The Pakistanis in Tashkuergan shall be travelling to Kashgar where they will be facilitated by Embassy Officials. Subsequently, they will be repatriated by air from Urumqi to Islamabad as and when flights are available. It is expected that the first batch may leave on 14 April 2016 for Pakistan. In the meantime, necessary assistance will be extended to them.
12 April 2016
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