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Around 250,000 stranded Pakistanis brought back home across world: NA told

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The Parliamentary Secretary on Foreign Affairs, Andleeb Abbas has informed the National Assembly that around 95 percent of stranded Pakistanis have been brought back home in about two and half months in wake of novel coronavirus pandemic.

During question hour in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Andleeb Abbas said that about 250,000 stranded Pakistanis were repatriated from across the world.

The Parleamentary Secretary said that majority of Pakistani Zaireen have also returned from Iran and around 25 Zaireen are still living in Iran with their relatives and friends in Qom and Mashhad.

“Holy shrines in these cities are currently closed due to the second wave of Covid19 in Iran,” she said, adding that the remaining Pakistani Zaireen are likely to return to the country by next flight of Iran Air from Tehran to Karachi tomorrow and via Taftan border.

Andleeb Abbas said that Pakistan Embassy in Tehran and Consulates in Mashhad and Zahidan are in constant touch with the Pakistani community to ensure their wellbeing and their return to Pakistan.

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