Over 1,300 more Pakistani citizens return from Iran
QUETTA: More than 1,300 more Pakistani citizens including 1,034 pilgrims have arrived in Pakistan and eight Iranian citizens left for their county after immigration process at Pak-Iran border in Taftan.
According to official sources, the returning Pakistani citizens were screened by health teams deputed on Pak-Iran border in Taftan.
Levies officials confirmed that pilgrims were referred to quarantine and later allowed for traveling while other people were allowed to proceed towards their destinations.
On Feb 28, About 300 Pakistanis trapped in Iran in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak were allowed to enter Pakistan from the Taftan border, a Balochistan government official had reported.
Liaquat Shahwani, the provincial government spokesperson, had told media sources that about 5,000 Pakistani pilgrims were currently in Iran, and 300 of them had been allowed to leave by the Iranian government.
He had added that the pilgrims would go through screening and spend 10 days in quarantine.
A government official in Balochistan had said more pilgrims would be permitted to reach Pakistan in stages later.