ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has said that Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia should not worry as the government is taking steps to assist them.
In an online briefing to Overseas Pakistanis, Zulfikar Bukhari said that Pakistanis who cannot return due to closure of commercial flights in Saudi Arabia will be brought back in the next three to five days.
Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari said that the government made the right decision not to bring back Pakistanis stranded in China and their situation is monitored on a daily basis. He said that six different edible items will be sent to 1,300 Pakistani students in China on Thursday.
The Special Assistant urged Overseas Pakistanis in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and other Countries to cooperate with the health authorities of their respective Countries. He said that Overseas Pakistanis can contact the telephone numbers of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis on its social media accounts in case of any difficulty.
Furthermore, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has given clear directions to resolve the issues faced by Pakistani diaspora. He said that steps taken by Pakistan to cope with coronavirus have been commended by the World Health Organization (WHO).