President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani have directed the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar and the Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir to assure the safety of Pakistani expatriates in Libya. In implementation of this directive the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a Special Task Force that is working around the clock to monitor the situation and provide assistance through our Embassies in Tripoli and in the region to Pakistani expatriates in Libya.
Our embassies in the region are on high alert. Situation rooms have been set up in these embassies.
Evacuation of Pakistanis by air, land and sea is being worked for those who wish to leave Libya
A group of Pakistanis has already reached Tunisia and is being looked after for evacuation to Pakistan by our embassy in Tunis. A group of Pakistanis is moving towards the Egyptian border and our Embassy in Cairo will receive them and make arrangements for their evacuation.
The Foreign Ministry is in close contact with Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force for evacuation through sea and air.
27 February 2011