Around 95% of stranded Pakistanis brought back home, NA told July 29, 2020
ISLAMABAD-National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that around 95 percent of stranded Pakistanis have been brought back home in about two and half months in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Parliamentary Secretary on Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas during question hour said that about 250,000 stranded Pakistanis were repatriated from across the world.
Majority of Pakistani Zaireen have also returned from Iran. She said that around 25 Zaireen are still living in Iran with their relatives and friends in Qom and Mashhad.
She said holy shrines in these cities are currently closed due to the second wave of COVID-19 in Iran.
Andleeb Abbas said 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.
The Parliamentary Secretary 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.