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Overseas Pakistanis allowed to bring back Covid-19 victims’ dead bodies

The government has given permission to overseas Pakistanis to bring back the dead bodies of Covid-19 victims home but after strictly following the guidelines issued by the health ministry and Civil Aviation Authority to avoid the spread of infections.

According to Aviation Division’s spokesman Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the government had allowed the overseas Pakistanis to bring the bodies of Covid-19 victims back home but after following the guidelines of the Ministry of National Health Services Regul­ations and Coordination.

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On a question that how many Pakistani expatriates had contacted the concerned embassies for shifting of the bodies of deceased by their relatives or friends to Pakistan so far, he replied, “Though no such body has been airlifted to Pakistan from abroad so far”.

“Two requests for shifting of Covid-19 deceased have been made from France and Barcelona”, he added

However, the dead body should be enclosed in a sealed coffin in compliance with the airlines’ rules and regulations.

Saman Siddiqui

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