Pakistan says relieved at safe arrival of nationals in Jordan from Israel

21:33, June 02, 2010      

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Pakistan said it is "greatly relieved" that its three nationals, who were on board the Gaza- bound Freedom Flotilla, have safely reached Jordan on Wednesday.

Pakistani journalist Talat Hussain and TV Producer Raza Mahmood Agha and NGO organizer Nadeem Ahmed Khan and over 200 others have escaped unhurt.

"The government and the people of Pakistan express their profound gratitude to all friendly countries, in particular the U. S.embassy in Islamabad, and Jordan for ascertaining the well-being of our nationals following the blatant use of force by Israel against the Flotilla carrying humanitarian assistance, and for their release from the Israeli detention," a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

"We are also thankful to the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Interpol for their help," the spokesman said in a statement.

He said the ambassador of Pakistan in Amman, Akhtar Tufail and senior officials of the embassy received the three Pakistanis on arrival at the Jordan-Israel border.

The embassy of Pakistan in Amman is now in the process of making arrangements for their travel to Pakistan in accordance with their convenience and preference, he said.

"We are grateful to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for facilitating our nationals' travel to Amman and for extending hospitality to them as state guests," the spokesman said.

Source: Xinhua


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