A total of 111 repatriated on Monday, 39 others on Sunday night
KATHMANDU, August 24: After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, a total of 654 Nepalis have been rescued and repatriated home safely.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that more Nepalis are being repatriated from Afghanistan soon. In the course of their rescue, 39 Nepalis arrived in Kathmandu in a flight of Fly Dubai on Sunday night and seven from Turkish Air and 104 others from Qatar on Monday.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 361 more Nepalis have registered their details in the web portal of the Department of Consular Service till Monday evening for the rescue and repatriation.
Of those Nepalis who have come to the government's contact so far, two Nepalis don’t have their passports and necessary arrangements are being made to issue travel documents to facilitate their travel to Nepal, according to the MoFA Spokesperson Sewa Lamsal.
The government has already formed a taskforce to rescue and repatriate Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan after the recent political developments there.
The rescue operation has taken place on the basis of the registration of the stranded Nepalis in the web portal and their details given by the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi. Similarly, one can contact mobile numbers 9749326458 and 9749326459 through Viber and WhatsApp for the rescue request.
Friendly nations have also been helping Nepal in the rescue of the stranded Nepali nationals in Afghanistan.