ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a committee led by FM Qureshi to ensure an organized and careful repatriation Pakistanis stranded in abroad.
This was announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in a statement, here on Friday.
The committee comprises Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division (SAPM) Moeed Yusuf, representatives of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Institute of Health (NIH) have been included in the committee.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said overseas Pakistanis who have always significantly contributed to the national economy will not be left alone in this difficult hour.
He said the government is fully cognizant of the problems of overseas Pakistanis including those stranded in different countries.
So far 1600 stranded Pakistanis have been brought back whilst 36000 to 40,000 are still awaiting the return to the homeland, said Qureshi.
He said that Pakistani consulates abroad are extending every possible assistance to the stranded nationals, adding that all resources are being used to provide them accommodation, food and meet their other needs.