ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: So far, 113,154 Pakistani nationals stranded amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been repatriated from different parts of the world, the Foreign Office said.
In the opening statement of her weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that in the past few days, 257 Pakistanis were repatriated from Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore and Brunei, 9,504 from Dubai and the Northern Emirates, 1,430 from Jeddah, 25 from Dushanbe and 96 from Kazakhstan.
“We thank all the governments of these Countries for their cooperation in facilitation the repatriation of our nationals,” Aisha Farooqui said.
Regarding the ceasefire violations by Indian security forces along the Line of Control (LoC), the Spokesperson said that in the first six months of 2020, 1,546 ceasefire violations have occurred, resulting in 14 shahadats (martyrdom) and serious injuries to 114 innocent civilians.
The Spokesperson further said that today is the 332nd day of the continued brutalization of innocent people in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K); images of which were flashed across the world yesterday depicting the level of callousness and inhumanity meted out by Indian occupation forces.
Aisha Farooqui said that the heart-wrenching picture of the three-year-old boy in Sopore will forever remain seared in the imagination of all those who believe in humanity, human rights, and fundamental freedoms.
“India cannot wash away the truth by fake news and turning its propaganda machinery faster,” she said.