16,000 stranded Pakistanis abroad repatriated: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that 16,000 stranded Pakistanis abroad have been brought back whilst 36,000 to 40,000 are still awaiting the return to the homeland.


In a statement on Friday, the foreign minister said that our missions and consulates abroad are extending every possible assistance to the stranded Pakistanis.

Qureshi said that all resources are being used to provide them accommodation, food and meet their other needs.

The foreign minister said that the lockdown and closure of businesses in the Gulf Countries in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have rendered many of our Overseas Pakistanis without a livelihood.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Overseas Pakistanis who have always significantly contributed to the national economy will not be left alone in this difficult hour. He said that the government is fully cognizant of the problems of Overseas Pakistanis including those stranded in different Countries.

The minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted under him a Committee that has framed recommendations to ensure organized and careful repatriation of these Pakistanis.

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