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37 Pakistanis from Sudan port reach Jeddah via ship: FO

Evacuation plan for Pakistani nationals in Sudan continues.

37 Pakistanis from Sudan port safely reached Jeddah via ship on Wednesday.

The ship with 1,687 civilians from more than 50 countries arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today, which is the largest rescue effort by the Gulf state to date.


“A ship carrying 37 Pakistani nationals from Sudan — where fighting between the army and paramilitaries has killed and wounded hundreds — arrived in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah on Wednesday,” the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement.

“Evacuation plan for Pakistani nationals in Sudan continues. The ship carrying 37 Pakistani nationals from Port Sudan arrives in Jeddah,” FO said in a tweet.

“They were received by CG in Jeddah, Khalid Majid on arrival at Jeddah Port. We are grateful to the Government of KSA for its support & hospitality,” the FO added.

In another statement, the FO notified that “another convoy of 200 Pakistanis has arrived safely in Port Sudan”.

“Embassy of Pakistan in Sudan will continue to facilitate their stay in Port Sudan and arrange their eventual repatriation,” FO said.

According to the Saudi Arabia Foreign Ministry, the boat with 1,687 civilians from more than 50 countries arrived in the kingdom on Wednesday.

 

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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