PTI government makes a request to the Overseas Pakistanis after spread of the coronavirus

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PTI government makes a request to the Overseas Pakistanis after spread of the coronavirus

ISLAMABAD - Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari says Pakistanis who cannot return due to closure of commercial flights in Saudi Arabia will be brought back in next three to five days.

In an online briefing to overseas Pakistanis, he said Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia should not worry as government is taking steps to assist them.

He said the government made right decision not to bring back Pakistanis stranded in China and their situation is monitored on daily basis.

He said six different edible items will be sent to 1300 Pakistani students in China on Thursday.

Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari urged the overseas Pakistanis in Italy, Spain, UK and other countries to cooperate with health authorities of their respective countries.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan has given clear directions to resolve the issues faced by Pakistani diaspora. The Special Assistant said steps taken by Pakistan to cope with coronavirus have been commended by World Health Organization.

He said the overseas Pakistanis can contact the telephone numbers of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis on its social media accounts in case of any difficulty.