33 Nepalis left to be rescued from Kabul arrive in Kathmandu
KATHMANDU: A total of 33 Nepalis, who have been waiting since three months to be rescued from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, have finally arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday.
They had arrived in Dubai from Kabul via Tehran, the capital of Iran, last evening.
According to the officials of the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA), the rescued Nepalis have been brought to Kathmandu via two airplanes of Nepal Airlines and Fly Dubai. Fly Dubai brought 3 Nepalis at 8 am and Nepal Airlines brought 30 Nepalis at 10 am.
The government of Nepal has accomplished the mission of bringing back Nepali people from Afghanistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that there are no any Nepali citizens left to rescue in Afghanistan.
An official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed the Nepal Press that the government of Nepal will bear the cost required to rescue the Nepali citizens.
The government of Nepal has also paid late fees and ticket fees of the rescued Nepali citizens.
About thousands of Nepalis have already been rescued before. Thirty-four Nepali citizens were not able to return home even after reaching Kabul airport. They were turned away from the airport saying their visa validity had expired.