Expatriates are urged to get acquainted with SOP trips before taking off | Instant News


  • On the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, we have begun to repatriate stranded Pakistanis who will be tested and quarantined upon their arrival in the country.
  • I urge all Pakistanis abroad to familiarize themselves with the SOP of travel to avoid inconvenience.
  • All positive cases were kept in quarantine facilities for 14 days and given medical treatment until their recovery from COVID-19, he added.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant (SAPM) in Pakistan’s Foreign and Human Resources Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari on Monday advised all Pakistani expatriates, intending to return home, to get acquainted with Travel Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avoid problems upon their arrival in the country.

“On the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, we have begun to repatriate stranded Pakistanis who will be tested and quarantined upon their arrival in the country, so I urge all Pakistanis abroad to familiarize themselves with SOPs of travel to avoid inconvenience, “he said. said during exclusive talks with APP.

As per current policy, he said every passenger was being inspected and tested at the airport and quarantined until his coronavirus test permission. All people who tested negative were sent to their respective hometowns on the condition of home quarantine for two weeks.

All positive cases were kept in quarantine facilities for 14 days and given medical treatment until their recovery from COVID-19, he added.

SAPM said around 6,000 Pakistanis would be flown in this week, which was limited to 2,000 until last week. “No leader can take bold and friendly public steps like Prime Minister Imran Khan did,” he added.

He said there were more than 30,000 Pakistanis who wanted to restore Pakistan. “We give top priority to all Pakistanis who are stuck in transit, after expiring visas or losing their jobs abroad due to the coronavirus crisis,” he added.

For a question, Zulfikar Bukhari said the foreign ministry was preparing a plan to bring the bodies of expatriates to Pakistan from other countries. Corpses from Saudi Arabia and the US will be flown soon, he added.

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