British citizens Trapped in Pakistan, pressured their government to return home

British citizens Trapped in Pakistan, pressured their government to return home

Following the departure of a special flight from Islamabad to Germany, British nationals trapped in Pakistan have demanded special arrangements for their return from their government.

Aviation Division spokesman confirmed that 262 Germans boarded a special chartered flight from Qatar Airways at 11 am.

Later in Germany, Seager Bernard Schlagic of Germany thanked Pakistani authorities for their "excellent support" on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Canadian High Commission also announced special flights from Lahore and Karachi to Toronto on April 2.

It should be noted that these flights are being operated by the relevant missions after obtaining special permission from the Pakistani government.

On the other hand, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) told that the PIA has sought permission from the federal government to operate these flights, which is awaiting a government decision.

On March 21, Pakistan announced that all international flights would be suspended until April 4 as the number of confirmed cases and deaths of Coronavirus was increasing, resulting in foreign nationals not returning to Pakistan. ۔

The passengers include more than 500 British nationals who are demanding their government take swift action to relocate particularly vulnerable citizens back home.

On the whole situation, British citizen Sahema Manzoor Khan said in a tweet, "This is disappointing; we have heard that Canadians and Germans are leaving Pakistan but what is being done for British citizens?"

In one of the forms, Saimah provided details of 534 British citizens, 80% of whom had to travel to the UK between March 21 and April 4.

The form provided also revealed that a large number of these individuals are at risk of a coronary virus because many of them are suffering from diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

He said people are worried that they will not have access to good health facilities (in Pakistan) compared to the NHS.

In a video message released on Tuesday, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr. Christian Turner said British authorities were "doing everything" to return the citizens.

"We are doing everything possible to help you get back home, which is the only priority for me and my team," he said, while much of the backward work is being done with the government of Pakistan and airlines.

It is understood that the UK has allocated $ 7.5 million this week to repatriate trapped British citizens worldwide.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb at Downing Street Briefing said the new project will help thousands of travelers.

He said that the highest priority would be given to citizens who are elderly or people with medical needs.

In addition, there are reports that around one million British citizens are trapped worldwide after the Coronavirus closed airports and borders.

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