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Evacuation from Yemen ends, 1019 pulled out: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Friday stated that all stranded Pakistanis in Yemen have been successfully evacuated, ARY News reported.

Spokesperson of Foreign Office, Tasneem Alsam, in a statement, said that all registered Pakistan nationals have been evacuated from Yemen.

“There may be an estimated 100 to 150 Pakistanis still left in the conflict-hit country but these are mostly those who have chosen to stay there”, she added.

According to details, 1019 stranded Pakistanis have been evacuated from Yemen in the last ten days by three special flights, three naval evacuations and a land evacuation through neighbouring Oman.

Tasneem Aslam informed that the emergency evacuation operation has been completed as there weren’t any more compatriots in Yemen registered for evacuation.

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif recently told reporters there were between 200 and 250 Pakistanis still stranded in Yemen and the government was trying to get them home.

The parliament today passed a resolution reaffirming its stance to defend Saudi territorial integrity and play a mediator’s role to resolve the Yemen conflict.

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