Waqar Naseem Wamiq, Riyadh – “The Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh is closely monitoring the situation and is in constant touch with the relevant Saudi authorities.
“Stated in a press release issued by the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh.
Embassy of Pakistan is closely monitoring the Situation
The press release also stated as follows,
With respect to different media reports that “Saudi Arabia has directed all foreign nationals, including Pakistanis, to return to their respective countries within 72 hours.”
It is hereby clarified that as per the circular issued by the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) on 12th March 2020, (article 3). 72 hours’ time limit is given to the citizens of Saudi Arabia and residents holding valid Iqama (residence permits) to return to the Kingdom.
Additionally, as per article 2 of the same circular. After 72 hours, the exception would be given to the flights intending to return the citizens of the Kingdom back (to Saudi Arabia) or returning the citizens back to their respective countries (Philippines, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia) from the Kingdom.
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