New Delhi, 16 April: Forty-one (41) Pakistanis, who were stranded in India due to the prevailing lockdown in the country and closure of Attari-Wagah border following COVID-19 pandemic, were repatriated to Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border, today.
These Pakistanis came to India on different visas including visit, pilgrimage and medical and were stuck in places such as Agra, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
The High Commission closely followed up and coordinated with the Indian side as well as the relevant stakeholders in Islamabad for early repatriation of these Pakistanis.
In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and under the guidance of the Foreign Office, Pakistan High Commission continues to accord singular priority to the well-being of and facilitating expeditious, safe and smooth return of all Pakistanis stranded across India.
It is Mission’s sincere hope and effort that with the cooperation of the Indian side, the remaining more than 145 stranded Pakistanis would be able to return home at the earliest.
Meanwhile, cognizant of the difficulties faced by these Pakistanis, the Mission continues to provide them every possible assistance, pending their repatriation to Pakistan.