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Bringing Back Stranded Pakistanis Top Priority: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting for reviewing the measures for the phase-wise return of stranded Pakistanis from foreign countries.

A high-level meeting held at Foreign Ministry’s office under the chair of FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi to review measures for bringing back nationals trapped in foreign countries due to closure of flight operations after the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

The foreign minister said the federal government has put on top priority to bring back all Pakistanis to home in phases and crisis management cell is in contact with all Pakistani embassies.

He said it is being ensured to make available all medical facilities necessary for coronavirus tests at the country’s airports. Qureshi said flight operations were suspended in many countries due to ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns which created difficulties for the transportation of the nationals.

The foreign ministry’s high-ups have also held consultations over the recommendations received from the concerned institutions and decided to table it before the National Coordination Committee (NCC) for the approval.