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Overseas Pakistanis Request Govt To Repatriate Dead Bodies Of Coronavirus Victims

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Overseas Pakistanis have requested the federal government to help them bring back the bodies of their relatives who have died from coronavirus abroad, saying that they want to bury their deceased loved ones in their native country. 

Many people have written letters to the ombudsman for the repatriation of Pakistanis residing in different parts of the world.  The applicants have asked the government to help in transportation of the bodies.

Grievance Commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis and Senior Advisor, Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar has confirmed the updates and added that applications have been received from Italy, Germany, Spain, Bosnia and France. 

The grievance commissioner has also issued notices over these applications for a report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis. 

Earlier, the Prime Minister had tweeted: I am saddened by the news of the death of countless Pakistanis living & working abroad who have fallen victim to the Covid-19. Many died while serving in the front-line of the global war against Covid-19. My condolences & prayers go their families. 

But there was no mention of bringing the stranded dead bodies back home.  

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