Official sent to repatriate Indians in Suez crew

Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 12:53

Islamabad: A senior Indian High Commission official has been sent to Karachi to complete formalities for repatriating six Indians in the 22-member crew of MV Suez that was recently freed by Somali pirates after payment of ransom.

The crew of the MV Suez, including four Pakistanis, a Sri Lankan and 11 Egyptians, are expected to reach Karachi this afternoon on the Pakistan Navy warship PNS Zulfiqar.

A senior diplomat has been sent to Karachi to receive the Indian crew members and complete formalities for their repatriation, an official of the Indian High Commission told a news agency.
No further detail was immediately available, he said.

Sindh Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan will greet the freed sailors who were held by the Somali pirates for about 10 months.

The crew will be taken to the Governor House, where a reception will be hosted for them.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 12:53

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