The UAE government has already initiated sterilisation procedures throughout the country with clear instructions for the general public to stay at home. The sterilisation drive has brought normal life in the nation to a complete standstill as roads and streets wore a deserted look.
The Pakistani community residing in the UAE along with their counterparts all over the world celebrated the 80th Resolution Day (March 23) on Monday with national fervour but in a simple manner.
“Pakistani missions in UAE have successfully repatriated around 2870 stranded Pakistanis using 15 special flights, 56 non-corona dead bodies have also been repatriated over the last two weeks and with the operation of more flights, these numbers will increase.”
The Pakistani consulate in the United Arab Emirates is doing a tremendous job on the instruction of its government to facilitate stranded Pakistanis and bring them back to the country.
Around 200 homeless Pakistanis stranded for weeks in Dubai will be repatriated through a special flight to Pakistan as announced by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development on Saturday.
Expat communities living overseas always miss home but there are some areas in their foreign land which give them a ‘home feeling’.
Pakistanis in the UAE have observed the Eid Al Fitr on a sombre note as the nation was coming to grips with a deadly plane crash in Karachi in which 97 people died and the pandemic of COVID-19 which so far has killed over 1,000 people across Pakistan.
Hundreds of stranded Pakistani community members gathered outside the Consulate for getting a place on special repatriation flights. The open air tent with two regular air-cooling fans was not enough to give them any relief.
Farman Hyder, a social worker in Abu Dhabi, has turned saviour for hundreds of Pakistanis who have been stranded in the UAE since March in the wake of a lockdown due to the COVID-19.
Community members residing in different emirates are praising highly the humane acts of this kind-hearted expatriate, who has helped scores of his compatriots in various ways, including arranging air tickets on special repatriation flights.