India Will Evacuate Its Citizens from Qatar: Nepal Is Uncertain

As India will operate special flights from June 25-28 to evacuate Indians from blockade-hit Qatar, the state of migrant Nepalese workers is uncertain.

June 23, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

As India will operate special flights from June 25-28 to evacuate Indians from blockade-hit Qatar, the state of migrant Nepalese workers is uncertain.

Following the imposition of travel and trade ban on Qatar by seven countries in the Gulf recently imposed a travel and trade boycott on Qatar, there is reportedly a short supply of the food products.

Although ambassador of Qatar to Nepal Yousuf Mohammad Ahmed Mommad Al-hail recently assured Nepalese government that Nepalese workers are safe in Qatar, Nepal is also closely monitoring the situation. “The government is closely monitoring the situation with regular consultation with Nepalese Embassy in Qatar. If there is any threat to Nepalese migrant workers, the government is ready to carry out evacuation,” told Minister of Labor and Employment Farmullah Mansoor to New Spotlight.

As the situation is far from heading towards solution, Indian government directed to operate special flights from June 25-28 to evacuate Indians from blockade-hit Qatar. Seven countries in the Gulf recently imposed a travel and trade boycott on Qatar. The countries barred usage of their airspace for flights originating from Qatar or destined for the country.

According to media report in India, many Indians who want to return to India are unable to secure bookings on flights due to the sudden spike in demands. Thus, the government has taken the help of Air India and Jet Airways to operate special flights between Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai in India and Doha in Qatar

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