TASHKENT, Uzbekistan: The Embassy of Pakistan in Tashkent successfully repatriated 128 stranded Pakistani nationals from the Republic of Uzbekistan to Pakistan through a special flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
As a humanitarian gesture, the same flight also brought back 22 Uzbek nationals from Pakistan.
These stranded Pakistani nationals included tourists who came to the Republic of Uzbekistan on short-term visa and could not return to Pakistan due to suspension of international flights following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
During their stay in Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Pakistan took all necessary steps to ensure the complete wellbeing of these Pakistanis. The Embassy provided food, accommodation, and medicines to many of these compatriots.
The whole Embassy personnel was at the Tashkent International Airport during their repatriation to Pakistan in order to avoid any inconvenience to them.
“We are grateful to all relevant authorities of Government of Uzbekistan for their support and cooperation to ensure smooth repatriation of our citizens,” Pakistan Embassy said.