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179 Pakistan nationals stranded in India due to lockdown return to their country

Among the 179 Pakistanis, a few were in India on medical visa for treatment of heart, kidney and liver ailments, some to visit their relatives and a few on pilgrimage, the officials said.

Published: 27th May 2020 08:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2020 08:28 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

ATTARI (Punjab): As many as 179 Pakistani nationals, including children, who were stranded in India due to the COVID-19 lockdown, crossed over to their country from the Attari border here on Wednesday, officials said.

Before crossing over to Pakistan, all of them were examined by a team of Indian doctors. Among the 179 Pakistanis, a few were in India on medical visa for treatment of heart, kidney and liver ailments, some to visit their relatives and a few on pilgrimage, the officials said.

Of the total, 120 were Hindus, two were Sikhs and the rest were Muslims, they said. Most of the Pakistani nationals were staying in states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. On May 5, 193 Pakistanis were allowed to cross over to Pakistan during the lockdown period.

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