No plans to repatriate Pakistanis from Bahrain despite attacks: Pak FO spokesperson

March 16th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Mar 16 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua has said that there are there are no plans to repatriate Pakistanis from Bahrain despite concerns following reports that a Pakistani was killed and four others were injured by protesters in Manama on Sunday.

Pakistanis had stag­ed a demonstration outside the em­bassy in Manama on Mon­day to demand protection.

“Pakistanis living in Bahrain have permanent jobs, and so would not want to be dislocated unless the situation calls for it. The protests are limited to a small area in Manama. We have not had any specific requests from people wanting to come back, but our embassy is in touch with the Pakistani community there. We have requested the government of Bahrain to provide them security,” The Express Tribune quoted Janjua, as saying.

Protestors in Bahrain had expressed their anger at Pakistanis serving in the anti-riot police for their alleged ‘excessive use of violence’.

However, the Pakistanis expressed disappointment that they were being attacked in Bahrain.

One of Pakistanis said: “We have come here to earn a decent liv­ing, not to be attacked or kill­ed by Bahrainis,” while another said: “We left our families back in Pakistan and came here to earn a good living. Their anger is towards the government for not doing enough.” (ANI)

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