FO releases list of rescued Pakistani people of Greece boat crash


ISLAMABAD, Jun 17 (DNA): The Foreign Office of Pakistan Saturday
released a list of rescued Pakistani people in the capsizing incident of
a fishing boat in Greece, wherein more than 500 migrants have been
presumed drowned.

These people include; Muhammad Adnan Bashir S/o Muhammad Bashir,
District Kotli, Haseeb Ur Rehman S/o Habib ur Rehman, District Kotli,
Muhammad Hamza S/o Abdul Ghafoor, District Gujranwala, Azmat Khan S/o
Muhammad Saleeho, District Gujrat, Muhammad Sunny S/o Farooq Ahmed
District Sheikhupura, Zahid Akbar S/o Akbar Ali District Sheikhupura,
Mehtab Ali S/o Muhammad Ashraf, District Mandi Bahauddin, Rana Husnain
S/o Rana Naseer Ahmad District Sialkot, Usman Siddique S/o Muhammad
Siddique, District Gujrat, Zeeshan Sarwar S/o Ghulam Sarwar, District
Gujranwala, Irfan Ahmed S/o Shafi (Hospitlized) and Imran Arain S/o
Maqbool (Hospitalized).

A team of the Embassy of Pakistan has visited them. The Embassy is in
close contact with Greek authorities for recovery of the missing and
confirmation/identification of the deceased.

Earlier in the day, FO Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that the
Pakistan Mission in Greece remained in contact with the local
authorities for identification and recovery of Pakistani nationals among
the deceased and providing relief to the survivors.

“Our Mission also remains in contact with the Greek authorities in the
identification process of the 78 recovered bodies. This identification
process will take place through DNA-matching with close family members
(parents and children only),” the spokesperson further said.

Families of likely passengers on board the ill-fated boat were requested
to contact Pak Mission in Greece on the 24/7 helpline numbers for
verification purposes.

They were also requested to share DNA reports from authenticated
laboratories and the identity documents of the passenger at
[email protected]

The death toll in Wednesday’s disaster could run to many hundreds as
witness accounts suggested that between 400 and 750 people had packed
the fishing boat that sank about 50 miles (80 km) from the southern
Greek town of Pylos.

Greek authorities have said 104 survivors and 78 bodies of the dead were
brought ashore in the immediate aftermath. Hopes were fading of finding
any more people alive.

Most of the people on board were from Egypt, Syria and Pakistan, Greek
government officials have said.