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Statement Attributable to Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Islamabad, July 22, 2023 (PPI-OT): In response to media queries regarding Pakistani nationals detained in Benghazi, Libya, the Spokesperson, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, made the following response:

“At the instructions of the Foreign Minister, our Charge d’affaires in Tripoli, Mr. Ashiq Ali, visited the detention center in Benghazi and met with detainees of Pakistani origin. Food and basic necessities have been provided to them. Our Mission is in contact with the United Nations medical team for routine medical check-ups and provision of medicines to the detainees. The Mission also remains contact with IOM for their early repatriation”.

For more information, contact:

Spokesman,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Government of Pakistan

Tell: +92-51-9205494

Fax: +92-51-9204202

Cell: +92-336-5644459

Website: www.mofa.gov.pk

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