Pakistan evacuates expatriates from Libya

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:31

Islamabad: Two special chartered flights
on Tuesday evacuated 354 stranded Pakistani expatriates from
strife-torn Libya.
They are scheduled to arrive in the city of
Lahore in Punjab, the Foreign Office said.

The first special Turkish Airlines chartered
flight carrying 180 Pakistanis will reach Lahore later
tonight.

The second special chartered flight is due tomorrow
at Lahore, a Foreign Ministry statement said.

There are thousands of Pakistani expatriates and
students in Libya.

The Foreign Ministry says that evacuation of
citizens by air, land and sea is being worked for those who
wish to leave Libya.
The Foreign Ministry is in close contact with
Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force for evacuation through
sea and air, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

A group of Pakistanis has already reached Tunisia
and is being looked after for evacuation to Pakistan by the
embassy in Tunis, the spokesperson said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:31

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