A total of 139 Indian nationals stranded in Pakistan returned via the Attari-Wagah border on Monday. The returnees were stuck in Pakistan due to the strict travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Arun Pal, ASI protocol officer, said that many people who are returning to India had gone to Pakistan to meet their relatives but were stranded there. “Those people returning from Pakistan, who have their own vehicle can travel back on their own,” he added.
The Indian High Commission on Thursday announced that a total of 133 Indian nationals are set to return from Pakistan on October 19. The high commission has requested the people to make necessary arrangements to reach Wagah/Attari border at the scheduled date for their return. In September, the Indian High Commission had said it is facilitating the return of 363 NORI (No Objection to Return to India) visa holders and 37 Indians from Pakistan.