Stuck in Pakistan, 83 Indians return via Attari-Wagah border - ECAS Punjab

Stuck in Pakistan, 83 Indians return via Attari-Wagah border

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Amritsar, August 10

As many as 83 Indian nationals, who had got stranded in Pakistan in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, were today repatriated through Attari-Wagah border. The returnees belonged to Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Protocol Officer Arun Pal Singh said a total of 118 Indian nationals were supposed to return. "As of now, we have details of only 83 Indians who crossed over," he said.

He said as the lockdown has been relaxed, around 495 Pakistanis were repatriated.

As they reached at the joint check post at Attari, medical teams examined them. After completing customs and immigration formalities, they were ferried in special buses.

SDM-2 Shiv Raj Singh Bal said those from Punjab were quarantined in Amritsar and neighbouring districts. — TNS



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