PIA plane leaves to evacuate 186 Pakistanis from Yemen

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has left for Yemen to bring back 186 stranded Pakistanis home, ARY News reported.

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Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam says all possible means are being utilised for early and safe evacuation of all stranded Pakistanis in Yemen.

In a statement in Islamabad, she said a special PIA flight is being sent to Sana’a today to airlift 174 stranded compatriots.

An aircraft is on stand by, ground clearances have been obtained, while exemption of ‘No Fly’ restriction is expected shortly,” the FO statement said.

She said a Pakistan Navy vessel is also due at Al-Hudeida this morning to evacuate 34 Pakistanis.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Navy Ship has set off for Pakistan with 148 rescued Pakistani and 35 foreign nationals. The rescued nationals which include eleven Indian nationals will arrive in Karachi on Tuesday. The Indian government has thanked Islamabad for its humanitarian gesture.

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PIA plane leaves to evacuate 186 Pakistanis from Yemen

by Azhar Khan