FO advises Pakistani nationals in Libya to move to safe places
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan embassy in Tripoli advised Pakistani nationals living in Libya to move to safe places and avoid movement in conflict zones.
Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, “The security situation in Libya is being closely monitored.”
He said that Pakistani nationals had already been advised to postpone travel to Libya at this point.
The spokesperson said the crisis management cell and help desk were functioning in the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Islamabad and Embassy of Pakistan in Tripoli, respectively for assistance and information.
Contact details of the cell and help desk are as follows: Crisis Management Cell at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad
+92-51-920-7887, +92-519207685 and Fax: +92-51-9207301 while Email: [email protected]
Help Desk, Embassy of Pakistan at Tripoli, Mr. Muhammad Islam (focal person) Cell No: +218-91966-3346 and Email Address [email protected]
Earlier, Eastern Libyan forces had carried out air strikes on the southern part of Tripoli on April 8 and made progress toward the city center, residents had said, escalating an operation to take the capital as the United Nations failed to achieve a truce.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) force of Khalifa Haftar, which backed a parallel administration in the east, last week launched an advance on Tripoli in the west, home to the internationally had recognized government.
The offensive had intensified a power struggle that had fractured the oil and gas producer since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.