51 stranded Pakistanis leaves Cairo for Islamabad

10:16 PM | 23 May, 2020
51 stranded Pakistanis leaves Cairo for Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – An EgyptAir special flight carrying fifty-one stranded Pakistani passengers from Egypt and Tunisia left Cairo for Islamabad on Saturday, according to the country's embassy.

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 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.