Morning Glory crew to arrive in a couple of days: Governor Sindh

Karachi, April 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan said on Wednesday that all arrangements had been completed for ensuring early return of the Pakistani crew members of the Morning Glory oil tanker, which was freed from the control of Libyan rebels some days back by the American forces off the Cyprus coast.

Presiding over a meeting on the issue of the Pakistani crew members of Morning Glory, the governor said that the arrival of the freed Pakistani crew could take two to three more days.

According to him, the Pakistani Embassy in Tripoli took the custody of five out of the six Pakistani crew members, who were moved to a secure location.

The authorities concerned have been ordered to secure the freedom of the chief officer of Morning Glory, Ghufran Ahmed, and he too would soon be handed over to the Pakistani embassy. All the travel documents and tickets for the transportation of the Pakistani crew members are being processed.

The governor particularly expressed gratitude for the services of Pakistani Ambassador to Libya Lt Gen (retd) Javed Zia, President House, Foreign Office and the Governor House staffers concerned for securing the freedom of the Pakistani crew members of Morning Glory oil tanker as well as ensuring their early return to the country.

He said that the Pakistani authorities were in constant touch with the family members of the Pakistan crew members and they were being duly informed about the updates of the situation vis-à-vis their release and return to Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Sindh Governor House
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3

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