50 stranded Pakistanis repatriated from Sri Lanka
ISLAMABAD: Fifty stranded Pakistanis left Colombo on Tuesday as a result of coordinated efforts of Pakistani High Commission and Sri Lankan Authorities.
Deputy High Commissioner Tanvir Ahmad saw off the departing Pakistanis at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo.
The returning Pakistanis thanked Government of Pakistan for arranging their repatriation to Pakistan.
They also expressed satisfaction and acknowledged efforts by the High Commission for the welfare and well-being of community members faced with difficulties in the wake of the outbreak of Pandemic Covid-19.
On Apr 25, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said Pakistan had enhanced the capacity to bring back 7,000 stranded Pakistanis from abroad every week.
Addressing the US based Pakistanis via video link, he had expressed the confidence that this figure would go up in the coming weeks.
The foreign minister had said that it was the government’s utmost endeavour to bring back all the registered 60,000 stranded Pakistanis before Eid ul Fitr. He had said 10,000 Pakistanis had already been brought back.