India accepts Pak offer to fly home its nationals from Yemen

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2015 20:51 IST

India on Tuesday accepted Pakistan's offer to fly home 11 Indians evacuated from Yemen by a Pakistani naval ship.

The offer was made by Pakistan's Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif earlier in the day when the Indians reached Karachi along with Pakistanis from the war-torn nation.

India's acceptance was tweeted by Indian external affairs ministry as well as Abdul Basit, Pakistan High Commissioner to India.

The Indians, who were taken out of Al Mukallah on Saturday by Pakistan Navy's Aslat along with 171 Pakistanis will be flown to New Delhi on Wednesday by a special plane following Sharif's gesture.

A team of Indian High Commission was at the port to meet the evacuees, who along with 171 others reached Karachi, sources said, adding the mission will extend all possible help to its nationals.

Indian authorities had also evacuated Pakistani nationals from the Yemeni port of Al Hodeidah last week.

(With inputs from PTI)

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