Punjab Appeals To Centre To Ensure Safety Of Punjabis In IRAQ
Jathedar Tota Singh, NRI Affairs Minister, Punjab appealed to the Central Government to take all possible measures to ensure safety of Punjabi’s, who are working in Iraq, keeping
in view the civil war like situation there. In a press statement issued here today, Jathedar Tota Singh requested the Ministry of External Affairs to use its good office with Baghdad and the other neighbouring countries in that region to secure the safe passage and exit of Punjabis from Iraq. He said that Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and
Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal have personally called Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, Union External Affairs Minister to take all the necessary steps to ensure the safe
exit of Punjabis from Iraq. He further said that with the present internal war like situation in Iraq poses a threat to the lives of Punjabi’s working there. He added that External
Affairs Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj has assured PunjabGovernment that it was keeping a close watch on the situation in Iraq and all timely efforts would be made to
evacuate Punjabis from Iraq. Jathedar Tota Singh said that the state government is committed to provide all possible support and help to its citizens in Iraq for ensuring their safe return. The stategovernment is constantly in touch with the Central Government and Centre has also assured the safe return of all Indian Citizens from Iraq.
Source – www.nripunjab.gov.in