Untested and suffocated: Shamoon Abbasi, Sanam Saeed face new ordeal after Thailand

The celebrities have complained about being threatened to be sent to Haji Camp and a lot more


Entertainment Desk April 16, 2020

Sanam Saeed and Shamoon Abbasi might have returned to Pakistan but their worries are far from over. Earlier, Sanam took to Instagram to thank the government for their untiring efforts in bringing the stranded Pakistanis back from Thailand.

However, once the 300 passengers touched down Benazir Bhutto International Airport, they were informed to have been accommodated in Ramada Hotel free of cost until they were tested and quarantined.

According to Sanam and Shamoon, that is when their ordeal began and now their stay has become more 'stressful' and 'suffocating' than they had expected.

Taking to Twitter, the Cake star narrated the events since they landed on April 14.

"Updates after landing 14th night. Exit plane in an organised fashion. Walkthrough thermal screening. Get luggage. Wait in line to board a bus going where? Oh, hotel Ramada. It's decent. Get disinfected with a spray machine and check-in. Test the next day. So far so good," she shared.



She then added that the passengers were asked to pay or be shifted to the Hajji camp.



She went on to add that the travellers were misinformed and stressed. "Travellers were nervous and financially exhausted after managing two weeks of lockdown abroad. PIA ticket back cost 111k each. Embassy assured people upon arrival the Govt will accommodate us free of cost while we wait two days for test and results," Sanam added.



The Zindagi Gulzar Hai star went on to write, "We understand the Govt is doing their best to manage the situation. But stranded travellers need to be better informed of what to expect. Embassy must clearly state stay options and costs. People need to be mentally, physically and financially prepared."



Sanam concluded by asking the officials to give better information.

"The Govt needs us to do our part and follow instructions strictly. Deviant behaviour causes the next batch trouble. Don't be selfish. Please ensure that appointed officials provide better, accurate information instead of giving false hopes."



Shamoon also shared a similar happenings of events.

"Strange dealings after arriving at Ramada Hotel Islamabad," he penned on Facebook.

"After the ordeal of two weeks in Thailand, we pushed the govt and the PIA to let us come back to Pakistan. We are thankful to them for helping us and the other 300 people that arrived in Pakistan," he said. "At the airport, we were told that we will be staying in Ramada hotel (which we didn't ask or demanded) and were told that this includes our stay and food."

The Waar actor then added how they were told that they would get tested the next morning but were later informed that the tests wouldn't be possible for the next six to eight days.

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"No one is above anyone but this absurd attitude of the hotel management is very disrespectful," he went on. "We demand a clearer picture about why we haven't been tested yet as we were already spending our time in quarantine abroad. And why the hotel management is threatening us every ten mins to leave the hotel and go to the Haji Camp?"

"I would want the govt and authorities to look into the matter as we have been witnessing videos posted from everyone since morning from different hotels," Shamoon asserted. "Kindly find the time to share this post as this situation is getting out of control now.

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COMMENTS (3)

Abbas Raza | 10 months ago | Reply Seriously its shameful to see that you guys do not understand the gravity of the problem that the govt. is facing and are here complaining about petty things. Its shameful to see the things that you are complaining about ..... you are not royalty (as must as you think in your head you are) ..... Stop complaining and start cooperating with an over worked and stretched Govt. that helped you when you all messed up and stayed back in Thailand. You give all celebrities a bad name.
azmat | 10 months ago | Reply The hotel management has no say in deciding how long before you are tested. This should be decided by the govt. Ypu cannot expect the hospital to hire professionals and make testing available for celebrities at their doorsteps. Gov is also doing the right thing to prioritise testing for the health workers and suspected COVID-19 cases. You will not die if you spend an extra week in Ramada hotel and pay for it.
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