Islamabad [Pakistan]May 8 (ANI): About 100,000 Pakistanis, stranded abroad, want to return, but their country does not have quarantine facilities, Dawn quoted Foreign Office spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui as saying.
According to the spokesman, more than 60,000 Pakistanis want to return from the UAE while more than 15,000 people are stranded in Saudi Arabia.
According to the latest information, the number of coronaviruses in Pakistan has surged past 25,000 while the death toll has reached 599.
Farooqui said that “anyone who comes from another country must be quarantined for three days and will be allowed to go home if the test results are negative.” According to Dawn’s report, the province has been asked to arrange for adequate quarantine facilities, after which the repatriation process can accelerate.
On Thursday, the spokesman said in a tweet: “As part of the fourth phase of repatriation plans between 1-5 May: 1,122 Pakistani citizens brought back from Dubai, 252 from Qatar, 111 from Bahrain, 252 from Sudan, 221 from Kenya , 273 from the United Kingdom, 40 from Sri Lanka, 132 from the Republic of Korea, 56 from 5 European countries, 193 from India. “(ANI)