PM orders evacuation of stranded Pakistanis in Yemen
The Prime Minister asked to take steps on war footing basis for the safe evacuation of Pakistanis in view of deteriorating situation in the country.
ARY News had aired a report highlighting woes facing the Pakistanis stranded in Yemen.
One of the Pakistanis in Sanaa – Yemen-, named Umair, told ARY News that around 700 Pakistanis were marooned in the Arab country.
He appealed the government of Pakistan to help them safely evacuate as frequent airstrikes and ground assault between the rebels and the government forces has put at risk lives of thousands of citizens.
Another female member of the same family told that they had been contacting Paksitan Embassy in Yemen, but no definite response is being given.
She said the Pakistani Embassy had asked them to pack up belongings, but no further directions have been released subsequently.
Umair had appealed on ARY News seeking safe pullout stranded there.
Arab coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen for a second straight day Friday as Riyadh accused Iran of “aggression” across the region.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly also mobilised 150,000 troops near its border with Yemen.
Yemen has long been the scene of clashes between rival factions and tribes, and experts agree that the Saudi-led intervention is unlikely to restore stability.