Tobruk, 2 Aug, 2023 (GNP): Approximately 385 Pakistani nationals confined in a human traffickers’ warehouse have been rescued in a raid by the local police force in northeastern Libya near the coastal city of Tobruk.
According to the sources, a large number of Pakistani migrants were freed in the wee hours of Monday from the warehouses of smugglers in the Al Khueir area, south of Tobruk.
As per the migrants’ rights group in the Tobruk ”Al-Abreen,” there are around 11 children, few less than the age of 10 in the rescued people.
Moreover, one of the group members of Al-Abreen said that some of the evacuated migrants are suffering from diseases, like scabies and have been provided food.
Furthermore, the migrants’ rights group stated that most of the freed migrants who got better have been sent to a facility in Qunfudhah by authorities.
However, the governments of Libya and Pakistan have not given any official statement on this matter yet. The rescued migrants are expected to be deported to their country soon.
The hundreds of freed Pakistani migrants have been seen in miserable conditions in the pictures and videos posted by Al-Abreen on their social media accounts.
A large group of people sitting on the ground can be seen in those videos as the volunteers and aid are providing food and drinks to the migrants who had not eaten food and were deprived of acquiring basic necessities for three days.