Pakistanis asked to contact embassy in Tripoli


ISLAMABAD – The Foreign Office said on Saturday that Pakistani expatriates had been advised to maintain close contact with their embassy in Tripoli owing to deteriorating situation there.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Tehmina Janjua said the Foreign Ministry was closely following the developments in Libya and added that a special task force had been set up in the ministry to monitor the situation round the clock and to provide assistance to the Pakistani expatriates.
She added there were around 18,000 Pakistanis working in Libya and if the situation deteriorated, the government would respond immediately to bring them back.