Pak taking steps to evacuate its nationals from Libya: Foreign Office

February 28th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Feb 28(ANI): The Pakistan government is taking steps to evacuate its nationals stranded in trouble-ridden Libya, a Foreign Office spokesperson has said.

Tehmina Janjua said that a special task force has been set up by the Foreign Ministry to monitor the situation in Libya, and to provide assistance to Pakistani expatriates in the country.

She also said that the Pakistan Embassy in Libya is in touch with all the Pakistanis and their community leaders

“They have been told to restrict their movement, while according to the information available so far all Pakistanis in Libya are safe and the Foreign Ministry is also making a contingency plan for the evacuation when it is so required,” the Daily Times quoted Tehmina, as saying.

Tehmina also said that around 18,000 Pakistanis are working in Libya, and if the situation deteriorates, the government would respond immediately to bring them back. (ANI)

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