First Group of 149 Evacuated Pakistanis Safely Return to Karachi from Sudan. In an effort to bring back its citizens from the turmoil-stricken Sudan, Pakistan witnessed the safe arrival of the initial group of individuals in Karachi on Friday.
The Foreign Office (FO) confirmed in a tweet that 149 Pakistani citizens had successfully made their way back home without harm.
“Our utmost priority remains the safe evacuation and return of every Pakistani,” the FO stated.
The outbreak of violence in Sudan on April 15 has resulted in a severe humanitarian crisis, leaving millions of people deprived of basic services. On April 26, the FO reported that 37 Pakistani nationals, who were previously in Port Sudan, had arrived in Jeddah via a ship.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto had earlier mentioned that a total of 700 Pakistanis were sent from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, to Port Sudan for repatriation.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Thursday that the United States was actively working with Sudan’s conflicting military factions to extend a fragile ceasefire, which he had helped negotiate.
“We are making strong efforts to prolong the ceasefire,” Blinken informed reporters.
He also expressed that the United States was working towards establishing a more regular route for the departure of foreigners from Sudan.