KATHMANDU, August 19: A total of 288 Nepali nationals rescued from Afghanistan have arrived in Nepal as of Wednesday.
On Wednesday alone 86 Nepali nationals- 61 in the morning and 25 in the afternoon landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Similarly, more than 300 Nepalis were rescued with an initiative of the US Embassy in Afghanistan.
A total of 118 Nepalis arrived here in Nepal on Wednesday via Kuwait after the US Air Force transported them to Doha, Qatar. Similarly, 84 Nepalis were brought to Nepal on Tuesday evening in a Jazeera Airways’ chartered flight.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has formed a task force under the chair of the Head of Central Asia, West Asia and Africa Division at the MOFA to ensure safe repatriation of Nepali nationals working in Afghanistan. “As many as 296 Nepalis have registered their details on the web portal of the Consular Services Department till 5 PM Wednesday. Of those registered, 16 Nepali nationals have been rescued and returned to Nepal,” the ministry informed through a statement.
After their arrival, they have completed the necessary procedures including immigration and under the coordination of CCMC, they have been kept at the Holding Center managed by the Government of Nepal in Samakhusi after completing necessary processes including testing of COVID-19 as per the health standards.