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Pakistan Mission in Sudan is in contact with its nationals

There are reported to be around a thousand Pakistanis in the Sudanese capital Khartoum

Pakistan Mission is in contact with its nationals in Khartoum, Sudan to ensure their safety!

Foreign Office spokesperson on Saturday in a statement said that Pakistan is closely monitoring the security situation in war-hit Sudan.

“There are around a thousand Pakistanis in the capital Khartoum,” a MOFA spokesperson said.

“Pakistan Mission is in contact with Pakistanis in Khartoum to ensure their safety,” it added.

Sudan Unrest

The residents of Khartoum woke up this morning to the sound of gunfire and plumes of smoke rising into the air as clashes appear to have erupted in the capital city.

These armed confrontations follow weeks of rising tensions between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Force (RSF) military factions.

In the latest development, the Rapid Support Forces have taken over the Khartoum International Airport.

As per the media reports, during the ongoing military coup in Sudan, two aircraft have been badly damaged or destroyed while parked at Khartoum International Airport.

Sudan’s air traffic has also been suspended.

Residents have documented the exchange of fire in the ongoing military coup in the capital.


Meanwhile, the African Union has called for an “urgent” ceasefire in a press statement.

“Today when things have gone dangerously out of control and resort to armed violence has prevailed as a way of resolving political disputes, the President of the Commission of the African Union makes a fervent appeal to all parties, armed forces and [RSF], in particular, to immediately cease the destruction of the country, the panic of the populations and the bloodbaths of innocent people in the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan,” it said.

The roots of the current crisis in Sudan go back to the period of President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for about 30 years before he was overthrown through mass protests in 2019.


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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