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Govt Announces New Repatriation Policy

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning, Moeed Yusuf has announced the new policy for repatriation of the stranded Pakistanis abroad.

Moeed Yusuf took to twitter and said the government plans to repatriate 20,000 passengers by 10th of this month, up from approximately 10,000 in the previous phase.

He said the government will further increase the number of inbound passengers per week by expediting the COVID-19 testing process.

The Special Assistant said passengers will be tested on arrival and sent home for self-isolation without having to wait for test results.

He said that arriving passengers will be added to the Track and Trace system, and provincial governments will be able to follow up to ensure the health and safety of passengers and the public.