- Title: Indians, Pakistanis head home after coronavirus lockdown eases
- Date: 9th July 2020
- Summary: ATARI, PUNJAB, INDIA (JULY 09, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) ATARI-WAGAH BORDER GATE SIGNBOARDS READING IN HINDI, ENGLISH, AND PUNJABI PAKISTANI CITIZENS GOING HOME WAVING VARIOUS OF POLICE CHECKING DOCUMENTS OF THOSE GOING TO PAKISTAN PEOPLE SITTING ON VEHICLE WITH PASSPORTS VARIOUS OF VEHICLES MOVING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PUNJAB POLICE, PROTOCOL OFFICER, SAYING: "82 people from India to Pakistan and 114 persons from Pakistan to India were cleared to go home today." VARIOUS OF POLICE AND SECURITY PERSONNEL CHECKING DOCUMENTS PEOPLE GOING TO PAKISTAN WAVING FROM VEHICLE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PAKISTAN NATIONAL, RABISH SHEHNAZ, SAYING: "I came from Karachiâ€¦ (to) my parent's place is in India. I came to meet my mother, she was unwell, but she passed away before I could meet her but got stuck here because of coronavirus lockdown. (REPORTER ASKING: How are you feeling about returning home?) I am feeling great. I would like to thank both the Indian and Pakistani governments." VEHICLES CARRYING PAKISTANI NATIONALS LEAVING
- Embargoed: 23rd July 2020 09:52
- Keywords: Attari-Wagah Border India Pakistan border coronavirus lockdown
- Location: ATARI, PUNJAB, INDIA
- City: ATARI, PUNJAB, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CM37SR3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A batch of as many as 82 Pakistani nationals, who was stuck in India because of coronavirus lockdown and sealing of international borders returned to their home on Thursday (July 09).
India had sealed its international borders since mid-March to curb the spread of coronavirus. However, an exchange of citizens was done in multiple batches for both India and Pakistan at Atari-Wagah border.
India is the third worst-affected country by coronavirus with more than a total of 750,000 positive cases, so far.
- Copyright Holder: ANI (India)
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