A crisis started in Yeman when to assist the Yemen’s legal government, Saudi Arabia started military operation there to fight against the Houthi rebels who has started civil war started in Yemen.
While talking to the media Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said “A convoy of 600 Pakistanis including Pakistani ambassador in Yemen Dr Irfan Shami is moving towards Al-Hodeida, where arrangements for their brief stay before their return journey to Pakistan have been made”
According to media reports all preparations have been completed to evacuate the stranded Pakistanis from Yemen through special flights. Government of Pakistan has assured that all the safety measures has been taken and flights will be flown home as soon as they receive clearance the Yemeni government.
While moving from Sanaa to Al Hudaydah the Pakistani convoy faces many obstacles.
The convoy of 600 Pakistani citizens arrived late night in Al Hudaydah. Their stay was arranged in a school.
Foreign Secretary told the media that 3,000 Pakistanis living in different cities in Yemen and about 1,000 were willing to return home.
He said Pakistan Navy would send two ships one on Sunday and the other on Monday to bring back people from the Al-Hodeida port.
According to reports Pakistan will also send 747 jumbo jets to evacuate troubled Pakistani nationals from Yemen.
Establishment of Crisis Management Cell
Foreign Secretary told that to address the difficulties of Pakistanis in Yemen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been made crisis management cell which will remain in touch with the Pakistanis.
According to the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson the cell will work for 24 hours to assist the stranded Pakistanis in Yemen.
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