Six Pakistanis stranded in the Red Sea have been rescued and efforts are underway to get them back to their homes immediately, Thursday.
“Thank goodness they are saved and will soon be with their families,” social worker Ansar Bernie.
“We’re not trying to save the lives of just six people, but the lives of six families.” PPP MNA Naz Baloch also raised the issue of a multi-tug crew in parliament on Thursday.
“Maritime Minister Ali Zaidi has confirmed that the crew is now safe and in Egypt,” Baloch said. “We are helpless, but my father will be with us soon because of Bernie Sahib’s efforts,” said Asadula Khan, son of one of the sailors, Dildar Ahmed Khan, adding, “I am very happy.” Consuming seawater and lingering in the sea without food and medicine.
The tugboat left Oman for Egypt in mid-February but lost a 150 NM engine to Jeddah in the Red Sea. On March 27, they approached Egypt, from where they were rescued by a Pakistani ship.