QUETTA: Over one hundred more Pakistani nationals have reached Taftan border from Iran.
They all were quarantined after their screening, as precautionary measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Officials said those who belonged to other provinces would be transported to their respective areas after making proper arrangements.
Chairing the second meeting of ‘Special Committee on Affectees of Coronavirus in Islamabad, to review the progress reports, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has directed all the authorities concerned to ensure safe return of stranded Pakistanis abroad.
The speaker said the committee had diligently discussed the problems of Tableeghi Jamaat and pilgrims with their representatives, collected certified data and shared it with the departments concerned.
He said the provincial chief ministers including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir prime minister had also been taken on board.
The number of coronavirus infection cases in the country has reached to 5,716 and death toll to 96 on Tuesday morning.