320 Pakistani prisoners released from Malaysia chant slogans in favor of Khan and PIA
- Several Pakistanis who had been imprisoned due to the expiry of the visa and residential permits arrive.
- They have completed their sentence but could not be repatriated due to cancellation of direct flights.
- The program is an initiative by the Pakistani government intending to hasten the back of its citizens.
- Pakistani High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur and MID were working closely to expedite the process.
- The stranded prisoners chanted slogans of “Imran Khan Zindabad” inside the plane.
Returning expatriates chanting slogans
The returning expatriates can be heard chanting the slogans of ‘Ai Ai PTI’, ‘Long Live Imran Khan’ and Long Live PIA’. They all are thankful to the government of PTI and PIA for helping them out. Social media is up with the joys and supportive comments ever since the news of goodwill gesture by the government of Pakistan.
Oh I love these voices…😘😍
— Nabeel Faisal (@nabeel16lain) May 29, 2019
Boeing 777 brings back home stranded expatriates
On the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a special flight is bringing back 320 Pakistanis from Malaysia today. A Chartered Pakistani plane Boeing 777 is bringing back the nationals, read a statement released by the Foreign Office of the country. The Malaysian Immigration Department (MID) and HCP will always cooperate and ensure the smooth handling of immigration matters between the two countries, says Bin Duan of Malaysia.
Why these nationals stuck in Malaysia?
These nationals were stuck in Malaysia due to the cancellation of direct flights between the two countries amid regional tensions. PM issued the special directives to ensure the safe return of the detainees so that they may join their families on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Zulfi Bukhari welcomes the Pakistani prisoners
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfi Bukhari will receive Pakistani prisoners flying back to the home country. Malaysian immigration agency is overseeing the safe return of Pakistani prisoners from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Legal and financial support for the return
The legal and financial assistance for the repatriation of prisoners had been facilitated by the government of Pakistan. An amount is released from Bait-ul-Maal to extend the financial support for stranded nationals. Zulfi Bukhari says that the prisoners were unable to come back as they were not in a position to bear the flight expenses.
Mutual relations between Malaysia and Pakistan
Malaysia and Pakistan have always enjoyed a friendly relationship. However, the cooperation and relations between the two Muslim majority countries have furthered since the formation of the new government in Malaysia under the leadership of Mahathir Muhammad. Also, Imran Khan visited Malaysia in November last year which only boasted the friendly ties.
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