PM Is Extremely Concerned About Sudan Citizens’ Safety
April 23, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Pakistan News
Pakistan has intensified efforts to assist its people stranded in the unrest-ridden African nation as fatal fighting between two opposing generals in Sudan continued. This is happening amid pleas for an Eid ceasefire.
Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, said in a statement on Friday that the government was closely monitoring events in Sudan and that attempts to secure the safety of Pakistani people there were being continuously reviewed.
According to the statement, there are now over 1,500 Pakistanis living in Sudan. It also added that the Pakistani embassy was in touch with them and giving them all the assistance it could.
The prime minister stated that Pakistan was having trouble evacuating its nationals because of the risk involved in travelling to the airport.
He gave the assurance that the administration was in contact with the UN regarding the circumstance in Sudan.
Also on Friday, Pakistani missions in Khartoum and the neighboring nations participated in a virtual conference with the foreign secretary, Asad Majeed Khan, to discuss the situation in Sudan.
“The government is working with partner countries to ensure the safety and security of Pakistanis in Sudan, including the option of evacuation,” the spokeswoman for the Foreign Office tweeted.
Mr. Majeed also met with Salih Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Siddig, the Sudanese ambassador to Pakistan, to express Islamabad’s worry over the deteriorating situation in the latter’s nation.
During the discussion, the foreign secretary expressed the hope that the Sudanese authorities would do all possible to safeguard the safety and security of Pakistanis living there.
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