Stranded Pakistanis in Egypt and Tunisia to arrive in Islamabad via EgyptAir special flight.


ISLAMABAD: An EGYPTAIR special flight, chartered by the Embassy of Pakistan in Cairo, carrying 51 stranded Pakistani passengers from Egypt (43) and Tunisia (8), left Cairo for Islamabad today, says a press release received here today from Cairo. The passengers included a bereaved family, laid-off workers, visitors with expired visas, stranded Pakistani sailors, the former Ambassador of Pakistan to Egypt, and other trainee government officers. 

Three Pakistani sailors, who were released by the Egyptian authorities on Thursday from a vessel in Safaga Red Sea Port, also boarded the flight. The flight was part of the Government of Pakistan's efforts to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in various countries through special flights.

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