Britain lauds Pakistan Army for rescue operations against 67 stranded British Pilgrims
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army has been lauded for the rescue operations carries out for stranded Sikh Pilgrims.
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the Pakistan army for airlifting to safety 67 Sikh pilgrims stranded during the protests in Punjab.
Sharing a video showing the Sikh pilgrims being airlifted by the army’s helicopter on his Twitter account, the UK envoy wrote: “Last week the Pakistan Army airlifted to safety 67 British Sikhs on a pilgrimage in Pakistan.”
“They’d been stranded at a service station by the protests. Fantastic response from the Pakistani authorities. All the pilgrims left the country safely. Thank you.”
The three-day countrywide protests over the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case ended last week when the federal government reached an agreement with the protesters.