More than 400 Pakistanis reach Port Sudan for repatriation

PM lauds efforts of Bilawal, Khar, Pakistani embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials; He monitored all efforts despite Eid holidays

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More than 427 Pakistanis have arrived at Port Sudan, a port city in eastern Sudan, to be repatriated as the North African country continues to cooperate with Islamabad’s missions in the area to help Pakistanis.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has lauded the efforts of government departments and officials in safely moving the Pakistanis in Sudan to country.

He also praised the efforts made by the Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistani embassy officials in Sudan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials.

The premier has been monitoring all the efforts by himself despite Eid holidays, according to a statement of the Prime Minister Office.

Fighting in Sudan has led to a humanitarian catastrophe, leaving millions of people without access to essential services in the poor nation.

Since the battle started on April 15, four years after long-reigning tyrant Omar al-Bashir was overthrown, at least 420 people have died.

The Pakistani Embassy in Sudan was damaged by at least three gunshots during the fighting, the Embassy stated in a statement yesterday, urging Pakistanis to stay inside.

Due to the deteriorating security situation, “all Pakistanis are once again advised to stay at home and avoid unnecessary outings,” the statement said.

The FO stated that it was working with Pakistan’s Missions in the area and that it was continuing to watch the events in Sudan.

Other nations have also begun removing their people from Sudan in the interim. According to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the military of the nation withdrew diplomatic personnel and their families from Sudan.