Pakistan Navy frigate with 182 on board docks at Karachi port

China, Britain and India’s ambassadors are present at the Karachi port to receive their citizens on board

Abdul Manan/web Desk April 07, 2015
Stranded Pakistanis board PNS Aslat from a boat off the coast of the Yemeni port city of Mukalla. PHOTO: INP

A Pakistan Navy frigate, carrying 146 Pakistanis and 36 foreigners, from Yemen docked at Karachi port on Tuesday, Express News reported.

The vessel, PNS Aslat, departed from the Yemeni port city of al Mukalla after a successful evacuation operation on April 5.

Read: PNS ship, with 147 on board, homebound


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China, Britain and India’s ambassadors are present at the Karachi port to receive their stranded citizens who were safely evacuated.

Women and children are among the 147 Pakistanis on board the ship. And the foreigners include 11 Indians, eight Chinese, five Philipinos, four Britons, two Indonesians, two Syrians and one each from Canada, Egypt, Jordan and the UAE.

The evacuees, including foreigners, chanted Pakistan Zindabad slogans and waved Pakistan’s flag.


Express News screengrab


Addressing the media at the port, an Indian citizen said, “I like to thank Pakistan Navy for evacuating our citizens.”

“On behalf of the British people, I thank Pakistan Navy and Pakistani authorities for safely evacuating us,” a returning Briton said, at the port.

Read: 150 Pakistanis board Pakistan Navy vessel from Yemen

PNS Aslat reached al Mukallah port on April 2, but Yemeni authorities had restricted movement of people from the assembly point to the port for embarkation due to the fluid security situation in the city, according to a press release issued by the naval authorities.

Govt offers special aircraft to send Indian, Chinese nationals home

The government has offered to send Indian and Chinese nationals rescued from Yemen to their home countries via special aircraft.

Eleven Indians and eight Chinese were evacuated from Yemen and brought to Pakistan in a Pakistan Navy vessel.

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Nadia pervez | 6 years ago | Reply I really want to thankfull to Navi staff and Gov of pakistan.which really did it.I was a teacher overthere in AL MUKALLA.Now ALLHAMDOLLILAH safe n sound we are in pakistan.
mani | 6 years ago | Reply There is no issue of holding pakistani Flag, it is important that what pak force have done. we have to see, humanitarian gesture of Pakistan Authorities to evacuate humans in this time of catastrophe, either they belongs to any country. we are proud of our forces and respecting the all nations.
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