Pakistan has evacuated 1,100 people from Kabul: UN envoy

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has evacuated around 1,100 people — including diplomats, staff of diplomatic missions and international agencies, and journalists — from Kabul, Pakistan's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram said on Friday.

In an interview with CNN's Isa Soares, he said that the situation in Afghanistan was "challenging". "But our embassy is operating. They are processing all applicants [seeking] visas and those who want to utilise Pakistan as a transit point to leave Afghanistan."

He said that Pakistan was flying three flights a day to Kabul airport so that between 500 to 600 people can be evacuated on a daily basis.