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altJehlum Post News Network/New Delhi/ April 08, 2015/A group of 11 Indians, rescued by a Pakistani ship from Yemen, arrived on a Pakistani Air Force plane on Wednesday, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the humanitarian gesture. “Service to humanity knows no borders. Glad we helped many countries in evacuation from Yemen,” Mr Modi wrote on Twitter. “The help India extended included help to our neighbours Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.” He welcomed the 11 citizens who returned from Yemen with assistance from Pakistan. “Thank you PM Nawaz Sharif for your humanitarian gesture. ”Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit received the rescued persons at the Delhi airport and greeted them with flowers. Earlier, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar had also appreciated Pakistan’s gesture of evacuating 11 of Indian nationals from strife-torn Yemen and flying them to India by a special aircraft.“It was a very positive, good, generous gesture,” Mr Jaishankar told reporters when asked to comment on the evacuation of Indians by Pakistan, as per PTI. “Pakistan took great trouble and we need to appreciate that,” he added. Mr Jaishankar said the crisis like in Yemen provided an opportunity for countries to work together and noted that India too had evacuated 409 nationals of 32 countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Indians were among 182 people who were brought to Karachi on Tuesday after being evacuated from Mukalla in Yemen. After their arrival in Karachi, Prime Minister Sharif had offered a special plane to ferry them to Delhi, an offer which was accepted by India. Our Staff Reporter in Karachi adds: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman said earlier in the day, “All 11 Indians were flown to India in PAF’s Gulfstream from Karachi airport’s terminal 1.” Agency

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