Airlifted: 95 Pakistanis evacuated from quake-hit Nepal

The first batch of 35 Pakistanis was evacuated on April 26 and second carrying 60 passengers was evacuated on April 28


APP May 02, 2015
. PHOTO: Reuters.

ISLAMABAD:


Pakistan’s Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, has evacuated 95 Pakistanis by Pakistan Air Force aircraft in the last few days in two different batches, official sources said on Friday.


The first batch of 35 Pakistanis was evacuated on April 26 and the second carrying 60 passengers was evacuated on April 28. PAF’s C-130 evacuated the Pakistanis after delivering aid for the earthquake-hit nation. Most of the evacuees had camped out at the Pakistani Embassy since the quake.


Pakistan’s Embassy in Kathmandu extended full cooperation to Pakistani community of 80 persons and family members of embassy personnel. They were provided light refreshments and meals, and arrangements for their night stay were also made. A strong earthquake of 7.9 magnitude hit Nepal last Saturday.


The Pakistan government quickly announced to provide relief goods and two sorties of PAF aircraft C-130 rushed to the Nepali capital on Sunday. 

Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2015.

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