Vishakhapatnam: A Pakistani Ship Master, previously admitted to a hospital in Vizag, was evacuated and sent back to home country on Monday, August 17th. The humanitarian gesture comes after Captain Badar Hasnain was admitted to the Queens NRI Hospital for medical treatment.
After recovering from his ailments, the Captain was shifted back to Pakistan via twofold travel to Amritsar and Attari. He was flown from Vizag to Amritsar, from where he was taken to Attari by road. He reached Attari at 5 pm on Monday.
As per sources, Captain Hasnain suffered a heart stroke on his way to Odisha in merchant ship MV Haykal. He was admitted to the hospital on July 13th.
The evacuation operation was headed by the Ministry of External Affairs along with Ministry of Interior, the Rangers, immigration, and health authorities.
Heads at the Wagah border, India's connecting border with Pakistan in Amritsar, also coordinated the operation.
A tweet published by the Indian Coast Guard on July 13th mentioned about his rescue from the merchant ship.
It was reported that Captain Hasnain's daughter appreciated the country's humanitarian gesture and expressed her gratitude.