Third group of Pakistanis evacuated from Sudan arrives in Karachi

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The third group of Pakistanis evacuated from Sudan has arrived in Karachi in good health, the foreign office announced early on Saturday.

According to Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokesman for the Foreign Office, “the government of Pakistan will continue to facilitate the safe return of stranded Pakistanis” in a tweet.

According to the FO, 97 Pakistani people who were saved from Port Sudan travelled through Jeddah to reach at Jinnah International Airport. In a C-130 aircraft from the Pakistan Air Force, they were brought home.

A group of 216 Pakistani nationals had already arrived in Jeddah on Friday aboard the China Navy’s Weishanhu from Port Sudan.

FO stated that it was appreciative of the solidarity and friendship shown by its Chinese allies.

A total of 260 Pakistanis arrived in Karachi on Friday, including 149 in the first batch and 111 in the second.

They were also welcomed by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who noted their arrival “via a PIA-operated airbus”.

At the earliest opportunity, every Pakistani in Sudan would be evacuated and returned home safely, he continued.

During the two weeks of fighting between the army and its adversary, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), hundreds of people have lost their lives and tens of thousands have fled for their lives.