Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 23 December: Thirty seven Bangladeshis are due to return home from two prisons in Pakistan on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.
The Bangladesh nationals were in prisons in Malir and Karachi under Sindh Province of Pakistan.
Twenty nine are scheduled to arrive at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport 11:00pm. Further details with respect to them and their circumstances were not provided.
The other eight will arrive home on Thursday.
These eight Bangladeshis were working in an Omani fishing boat when it entered Pakistani waters due to force of tide while fishing in the Arabian Sea in May, 2019. The Coast Guard of Pakistan detained them for trespassing.
Considering their financial situation, the government of Bangladesh met all the expenses to bring them back home.
The repatriation was made possible due to cooperation from Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Karachi, Home Ministry of Sindh provincial government, International Organisation for Migration and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.
The process to bring back detained Bangladeshis resumed on November 25 after long years.
Recently, five Bangladeshis were brought back home.