All Pakistanis safe in Libya: Envoy

February 24th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Tripoli, Feb 24(ANI): Pakistan’s Acting Ambassador to Libya Ali Javed has said that all 18,000 Pakistanis in Libya are “safe, and the embassy is in contact with them.”

“We have not received any report of untoward incidents against Pakistanis. We have no consulate or a commercial section in Benghazi and are in contact with Pakistanis living there who said they are safe,” The Express Tribune quoted Javed, as saying.

There are five officers and thirty staff members in Pakistan Embassy at Tripoli, who are also safe.

“So far we have not received any report about injury or death of any Pakistani. Our foremost priority is welfare of Pakistani nationals. We are in contact with our government and getting their advice,” Javed added.

He said that some Pakistanis working for a Turkish construction company had contacted the embassy and requested that they wanted to return home.

“We told our government and conveyed their request,” Javed added. (ANI)

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