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