Pakistanis in Aden under threat of attack: FO Diplomat

ADEN: Foreign Office representative Abdullah Ashraf Asghar has expressed concern that 171 Pakistanis stranded in the city are under threat of a Houthi attack.

Asghar told Geo News that Houthi rebels could attack Aden at any moment and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Yemen had directed that Pakistanis should be taken to the nearby port.

Pakistanis stranded in Yemen told Geo News that intense bombing was taking place in the city of Aden.

The stranded Pakistanis said the army had surrounded the airport with tanks and armoured vehicles and was carrying out bombing in an effort to free it from Houthi rebels. According to them the airport building and runway had been destroyed.

Meanwhile, arrangements have been made for the evacuation of Pakistanis stranded in Aden. The Pakistanis will travel in a convoy to a nearby port and from there they will be sent to a Pakistan Navy ship in small boats.