193 Pakistanis stranded in India repatriated


Bureau Report

LAHORE: At least 193 Pakistani citizens, stranded in India after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, were repatriated via the Wagah border crossing on Tuesday.
The stranded Pakistani nationals, including women and children, were screened and transferred to quarantine centres in Lahore upon their arrival in Pakistan.
The purpose of their trip to India pertained to visiting family, seeking medical treatment and attending religious ceremonies.
Several Pakistanis had reached the border crossing on Monday evening, but were sent back by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and spent the night in Amritsar. Later, they arrived at the border in different groups.
One Pakistani national arrived from Burhanpur, Jodhpur and Ludhiana each, two from Kolkata, three each from Agra, Raebareli, Rampur, Kaushambi, Kohlapur, Kota and Ferozepur, four from Gurugram, five from Lucknow and Bhopal, six each from Bijnor and Anand, seven from Jalgaon, nine from Mumbai, Delhi, Raipur and Jaipur, 12 from Ahmedabad, 33 from Madhya Pradesh and 49 from Nagpur.