The Foreign Office announced on May 1 that the remaining 1,000 Pakistanis stranded in conflict-hit Sudan will be evacuated in the next 24 to 48 hours. The announcement followed the arrival of 93 more Pakistanis on a special Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, PK754, at Islamabad Airport. According to the statement, 636 stranded Pakistanis had returned home on five special Pakistan Air Force flights via Jeddah, which landed in Karachi separately. With the latest batch of evacuees, 729 Pakistanis have been repatriated to the country so far.
The Foreign Office has been working to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in Sudan since the conflict began earlier this month. Pakistanis in Sudan are first evacuated to Port Sudan and then transferred to Jeddah, where the Pakistan Air Force is bringing them back home. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked Saudi Arabia for its support and assistance in a tweet earlier in the day, responding to a statement by the Saudi foreign ministry.
The conflict in Sudan has created a humanitarian crisis that has left thousands stranded, including foreigners. Pakistanis have been among those affected, and the government has been working tirelessly to bring them home safely. The repatriation process has been challenging due to the volatile situation on the ground.
The repatriation of Pakistani nationals from Sudan has been a top priority for the government since the conflict broke out. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been closely monitoring the situation and has directed officials to ensure the safe and timely return of all Pakistanis stranded in Sudan. The government has been working with the Sudanese authorities and other friendly countries to facilitate the evacuation process.
The swift action taken by the government to evacuate stranded Pakistanis from Sudan reflects its commitment to the welfare of its citizens. It has also highlighted the importance of close cooperation and coordination between countries in times of crisis. The repatriation process has been a challenging one, but the government’s efforts have been commendable.
The evacuation of Pakistani nationals from Sudan has been a priority for the government, and it is heartening to see that the efforts are bearing fruit. The safe and timely return of all stranded Pakistanis must be ensured, and the government must continue to work towards this goal. The government’s efforts to evacuate Pakistanis from Sudan have been a testament to its commitment to the welfare of its citizens and a reminder of the importance of international cooperation in times of crisis.