Pakistan to bring back 7,000 stranded Pakistanis from abroad weekly: FM Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday 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 expressed the confidence that this figure would go up in the coming weeks.
The foreign minister said that it was the government’s utmost endeavour to bring back all the registered 60,000 stranded Pakistanis before Eid ul Fitr. He said 10,000 Pakistanis had already been brought back.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the government had taken the initiatives to protect the poor segments of the society and support the economy at this difficult juncture.
He said the support for the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19 was also encouraging.
The Foreign Minister recognized that the Pakistani community in the United States had always played a very vibrant role and demonstrated large heartedness. He said the entire Pakistani nation was grateful to the contributions made by the Pakistani Americans during difficult times.
“The Coronavirus respects no borders and collective efforts are required to deal with this unprecedented challenge,” he said.