ISLAMABAD: As refugees continue to leave the war-torn nation that the UN head described as “falling apart,” another batch of 97 Pakistani nationals evacuated from Sudan landed in Karachi on Saturday.
260 Pakistanis had arrived in Karachi the day prior, bringing the total number of evacuated Pakistanis to 357.
- A Pakistan Air Force C-130 aircraft transported the delegation from Jeddah to the Jinnah International Airport.
According to the spokeswoman for the Foreign Office, the Pakistani government would keep helping stranded Pakistanis return home safely.
According to a PAF news statement, PAF’s transport aircraft successfully completed evacuation operations “with complete professionalism and determination” to send their Pakistani brothers and sisters to safety right away, under the guidance of Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu.
Since fighting broke out between Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s army and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) commander, on 15 April, more than 500 people have died.
Thousands of individuals have been compelled to flee.
from their homes in Sudan or have endured arduous treks abroad to flee the violence. the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, South Sudan, Chad, and Egypt.
The new three-day truce, which will end at midnight on Sunday, was reached on Thursday following negotiations mediated by the US, Saudi Arabia, the African Union, and the United Nations.
Additionally, a large-scale exodus of Sudanese, foreigners, and international staff has been brought on by the fighting.
In the most recent seaborne evacuation to the kingdom, a vessel carrying some 1,900 refugees, 65 of whom were Iranians, arrived at a Saudi navy facility in Jeddah on Saturday.
Iranian Merhdad Malekzadh, 28, who had grown up in Khartoum, stated,
We never expected to be relocated to Saudi Arabia because of our nationality.