As the educational institutions in Pakistan are scheduled to open from September 15 after over six month closure due to corona virus pandemic, some 354 students from Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) have returned by Wagha border to attend classes.
As many as 75 Pakistanis who were detained in India due to the border closure have also returned to Lahore , according to Geo TV on Thursday.
On March 14, India had suspended cross-border movement of passengers through the Attari-Wagah border after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Subsequently, on March 19, Pakistan also closed the Wagah border in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus in the country.
Earlier, on May 27, the Indian government had facilitated the return of 179 Pakistanis to their country through the land border. They had been stranded in various states of India due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
A day later, 300 Indian nationals returned to their country.
Additionally, after restrictions were partially lifted by both countries, 400 Pakistanis again returned home from the Wagah border.