PTI government takes important decision over the stranded overseas Pakistanis due coronavirus pandemic across the World

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PTI government takes important decision over the stranded overseas Pakistanis due coronavirus pandemic across the World

ISLAMABAD: PTI government takes important decision over the stranded overseas Pakistanis due coronavirus pandemic across the World.

PTI government on Wednesday decided to bring back 7,500 overseas Pakis­tanis in the first week of May.

Moreover, at the request of Afghanistan, the government decided to allow export of non-essential goods along with essential items to the neighbouring country.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf said at a press conference that 26 persons died during the past 24 hours while 44 were in a critical condition.

However, he said the mortality rate was only 2.1 per cent in Pakistan as compared to around 7pc in other countries.

“Moreover, 80pc of the deceased were over 50 years old and 70pc of the overall deceased were suffering from some other critical diseases [such as cancer, heart problem and diabetes],” he added. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD

Since a large number of overseas Pakistanis have been trying to return to the country, Dr Yusuf said, it had been decided to bring 7,500 Pakistanis from different countries during the first week of May.