KARACHI: Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International and former federal minister for human rights, Ansar Burney, has thanked Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa for opening Tunisian border and starting issuing visa to those Pakistanis and other nationals coming from Libya after civil war and closures of airports.
Burney in the greater interest of human dignity has now requested Egypt government to open its border for Pakistanis and all other nationals coming from Benghazi, a state of Libya, as Tripoli and Tunis border is far from Benghazi and they are unable to travel so long in the current situation of civil war.
For opening Tunisian border and starting issuing visa to Pakistanis at Tunis/Libya border, Burney specially thanked to Tunisian Prime Minister, Pakistani Ambassadors at Tunis Mushtaq Ali Shah and Ambassador at Libya Lt Gen (retd) Javed Zia.
Burney once again also requested President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to save life of Pakistanis stuck up in Libya due to civil war and closures of airports and sea ports.
The United States, Britain, French and other governments said they had already evacuated their nationals from Libya, as battles raged between government forces and militias.
Burney who is trying to save the lives of almost 18000 Pakistanis who were working in Libya including 175 illegal immigrants in detention centre of Tripoli in Libya, has requested Pakistan’s President and Prime Minister to assist and help Ansar Burney Trust International in saving the precious lives of almost 18000 Pakistanis stuck up in Libya due to civil war and closures of ports.
Burney said that these Pakistanis with their families were in Libya since 1974 or 1980 and were doing businesses or jobs, but now it was getting worst day by day and now their lives were in danger.
Burney said that he had also contacted and taken up the matter with Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad and Sudan the neighbouring countries of Libya on humanitarian grounds to allow Pakistanis and other nationals to use their territorial ways i.e. sea and air routes to travel to their respective Countries by issuing necessary visa-at-border those stuck in Libya due to civil war and unstable condition of law and order so also closure of airports and hopeful that this will be done soon.
Burney also requested families and relatives of such Pakistanis in Libya to contact Ansar Burney Trust International at 6 – Hassan Manzil, Arambagh Road, Karachi or by phone: (021) 32623382 to provide details to Trust if any of their relative stuck in Libya.
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