NEW DELHI, India / KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistanis stranded in India will start returning to their home country from tomorrow, the country’s Foreign Office confirmed on Wednesday.

The development comes following Islamabad’s request to New Delhi for its citizens’ repatriation via the Wagah-Attari border.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 24 to slow the spread of coronavirus. The restrictions, which were to end on April 14, have been extended till May 3.

This left many Pakistani nationals due to return stuck in New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.

“We have been pursuing it with

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