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Official: 13 Pakistanis on boat capsized off Libyan coast

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  • Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman, Mohammad Faisal briefs journalists regarding a migrant boat drowned incident, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 Faisal  said thirteen Pakistanis have been identified among some ninety illegal migrants on a boat that capsized off Libya's coast.

    Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman, Mohammad Faisal briefs journalists regarding a migrant boat drowned incident, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 Faisal said thirteen Pakistanis have been identified among some ninety illegal migrants on a boat that capsized off Libya's coast.
    Associated Press

 
 

ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani official says thirteen Pakistanis have been identified among some ninety illegal migrants on a boat that capsized off Libya's coast.

Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman, Mohammad Faisal, said Sunday that the bodies of 13 Pakistanis rescued by Libyan fishermen have been identified through documents.

According to Faisal, eight of the deceased dead were from Gujrat district, four from Mandi Bahauddin and one from Rawalpindi, all in Punjab province. He added that the bodies would be repatriated to Pakistan within a week.

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