11 Indians among those rescued by Pakistan from Yemen

Published: April 5, 2015
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35 foreign nationals were rescued with the 148 Pakistanis by PNS Aslat. PHOTO: AFP

35 foreign nationals were rescued with the 148 Pakistanis by PNS Aslat. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Eleven Indian citizens were among the 35 foreign nationals who were rescued with the 148 Pakistani citizens from the Ash Shihr port in Yemen, the Press Information Department said on April 4.

Eight Chinese and four British citizens were among those rescued.

Read: 150 Pakistanis board Pakistan Navy vessel from Yemen

The city of Mokallah, which had the third largest cluster of Pakistanis in Yemen, had been relatively safe until an al Qaeda jailbreak, the press release said. However, when PNS Aslat, the ship sent to rescue Pakistanis from the city, arrived on April 3, roads leading to the port had been closed. “Therefore, through a discreetly planned exercise, the operation was switched to nearby Ash Shihr port and 148 Pakistanis have been safely evacuated,” the press statement added.

Read: Yemen air offensive: Russia appeals for ‘humanitarian pause’

The ship will arrive in Karachi on April 7.

The capital of Yemen’s south-eastern Hadramawt province, Mokallah, is now almost entirely under the control of al Qaeda militants.

Read: PIA flight lands in Sanaa to evacuate 174 stranded Pakistanis

Meanwhile, 12 Pakistanis who had earlier been stranded at the Yemen-Oman border, while trying to exit Yemen, have been evacuated by the officials of the Pakistan Embassy in Muscat, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press statement said Sunday. The embassy will make arrangements for their travel to Pakistan.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Milind
    Apr 5, 2015 - 2:43PM

    Thank you Pakistan…Recommend

  • SEAsian
    Apr 5, 2015 - 3:07PM

    Thank you Shahid Afridi for the wonderful gesture in rescuing Indians too !! Recommend

  • oBSERVER
    Apr 5, 2015 - 3:26PM

    Bharat (India) will deny those were its citizens.Recommend

  • manish
    Apr 5, 2015 - 7:33PM

    @oBSERVER:
    On the contrary we Indians thank Pakistan for rescuing our folks in Yemen.
    In another news which can be found on google, india today rescued 3 Pakistanis in Yemen and in a different news Indian coast guard rescued sailors from a drowning ship near gujrat coast that had 5 Pakistanis onboard.
    So far in Yemen India has recued over 200 foreign nationals from 20 different countries along with Indian citizens.
    Proud of Indian efforts
    Extremly thankful of pak for saving our 11 people.Recommend

  • awais
    Apr 5, 2015 - 9:05PM

    where are the indian trolls ??????Recommend

  • Rakesh
    Apr 5, 2015 - 9:37PM

    Thank you Pakistan, really appreciate Recommend

  • Hamid Abro
    Apr 5, 2015 - 9:39PM

    Being human is a big thing no matter someone is indian or pakistani :) Recommend

  • desi
    Apr 5, 2015 - 10:34PM

    Dear Pakistan,
    Thanks for doing your duty as a civilized government at the crisis.
    – Desi.Recommend

  • shahid
    Apr 5, 2015 - 10:34PM

    Indians can stay rest assured, we won’t burn them alive for ‘saving few plates of Biryani’Recommend

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