A total of 360 Indians and 50 No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) visa holders who were stranded in Pakistan due to COVID-19 induced restrictions, returned via the Attari-Wagah border on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Liyaqat Ali one of Baramulla's resident returned from Pakistan said, "I went to Pakistan in December last year to meet my maternal uncle and got stuck due to COVID-19 restrictions.. I am happy to be back home after 6 months."
A total of 137 people who had arrived in India last year on December 29, 2020 before lockdown returned to Pakistan via Attari Wagah Border on Tuesday.
Protocol Officer at Wagah-Attari Border ASI Arunpal Singh had said, "These people have assembled here in such a foggy morning. We hope that they all people reach back to their country safely. They were stranded here due to COVID-19 restrictions."
He further added that three Pakistani fishermen who were caught in Indian waters off Gujarat coast in 2016 and a Lahore resident who was arrested in Punjab's Tarn Taran in 2017 were released and returned to Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border.