Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif directs immediate efforts to evacuate Pakistanis stranded in Libya

August 07, 2014

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office today to review the efforts being made by the relevant quarters for the repatriation of Pakistani nationals stranded in Libya. The security situation in Libyahas deteriorated and warranted immediate action to repatriate all Pakistani nationals awaiting evacuation.

The Prime Minister has directed that special chartered flights to be engaged on top priority for the evacuation of Pakistani nationals from Libya.

The Prime Minister has further directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned agencies to take all necessary actions for the safe and swift repatriation of the stranded Pakistanis.

He noted with appreciation the efforts made by Pakistan’s Missions in Tripoli and Tunis for the evacuation of around 2500 Pakistani nationals from Libya.

It is worth mentioning that around 3500 Pakistanis are to be evacuated with immediate effect. The Embassy of Pakistan in Libyais making hectic efforts to repatriate Pakistannationals in Libya at the earliest.