ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) on Tuesday extended warm welcome to 146 stranded overseas Pakistanis, who arrived from Yemen through a special Pakistan Navy ship PNS-Aslat at Karachi Port, and facilitated them to reach their home.
Secretary Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sikandar Ismail Khan along with OPF Managing Director Habib Ur Rehman Khan, Deputy Managing Director, Israr Khan Jamali and other senior officials received the returnee overseas Pakistanis, said an OPF press release issued here.
The OPF provided free transportation facility to the stranded Pakistanis at Karachi Port and also provided them fare to reach their homes.
After their arrival at Karachi Port, these returnee Overseas Pakistanis were overwhelmed with joy by the treatment they received during their rescue and evacuation by all the departments concerned, including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OPF, Pakistan Navy and other departments.
All the passengers paid their special thanks and compliments to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for issuing timely directives to all the departments and for making special arrangements for their safe evacuation from Yemen.
Later at night, around 100 passengers were transported to Lahore and Islamabad by a special chartered flight arranged by the PIA and Civil Aviation Division on the directives of the Prime Minister.
Talking on the occasion, Secretary Sikandar Ismail Khan said that all possible help and assistance would be provided to the stranded Pakistanis for their safe return to their homes.