Posts tagged as: boat

Four drown after boat of illegal immigrants capsizes near Gwadar

QUETTA: At least four people drowned after their speedboat capsized near Gwadar and the Iranian border in the Arabian Sea, while they were en route to Iran. “Four bodies were brought to the District Headquarters Hospital Gwadar by local fishermen,” District Police Officer (DPO) Gwadar  Pervez Umrani told The Express Tribune, adding that the incident is being investigated by officers. […]

Boat accident in Indian Ocean Most victims belong to Kurram

PESHAWAR, June 25: Over 150 asylum seekers from Kurram Agency and several from Quetta were on a boat, which capsized near Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean last week. Tribal elders in Kurram Agency said information provided to local people by agents, who had made arrangements for transporting asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia suggested […]

Boat accident in Indian Ocean Most victims belong to Kurram

PESHAWAR, June 25: Over 150 asylum seekers from Kurram Agency and several from Quetta were on a boat, which capsized near Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean last week. Tribal elders in Kurram Agency said information provided to local people by agents, who had made arrangements for transporting asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia suggested […]

Pakistan Embassy helping survivors of Indonesia boat tragedy

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Embassy in Jakarta was making arrangements to repatriate Pakistani survivors and taking custody of recovered bodies of the boat tragedy in Indonesia last week, said a press release received from Jakarta on Monday.  Earlier a boat carrying about 250 asylum seekers and illegal immigrants hailing from Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan sank in the […]

A week on, govt ‘takes notice’ of boat tragedy

QUETTA: The tragedy occurred a few days ago but for the families of both, victims and survivors, the misery is not yet over. Interior Minister Rehman Malik, taking notice of the Indonesian boat tragedy which claimed lives of over 37 Pakistanis from Quetta, directed the Indonesian ambassador to help ensure arrangements in bringing their bodies back […]

Indonesia boat tragedy: 55 Quetta youth missing at sea

  QUETTA:  The crew and captain of an Indonesian boat – packed with illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran – grabbed life vests and swam away as it sank during a heavy storm, leaving more than 200 passengers missing, including 55 people belonging to Quetta’s Hazara community.   Surviving asylum seekers said terrified passengers […]

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