The Foreign Office says that the embassy is providing facilities to bring back the dead bodies of Pakistanis who died in boat accidents in Italy and Libya.
Spokesperson of Foreign Office Mumtaz Zahra Baloch says that there were two incidents of boat sinking in Libya and Italy, three Pakistanis died in Libya and two Pakistanis died in Italy.
According to the spokesperson of the Foreign Office, Pakistani embassies in Libya and Italy are taking steps to transfer the dead bodies to Pakistan.
According to the sources, the people in the boats were illegally going to Italy from Libya
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, 59 people died when a migrant boat sank in southern Italy, including 12 children. The people on board the sinking boat belonged to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Iran. After the boat accident, the bodies of some people were immediately recovered, while many people went missing.
Local coast guard officials said 80 people were rescued after a migrant boat capsized in Italy. There is no confirmed information about how many people were on board the sinking boat, but rescue workers fear that more than 200 people were on board.
On the other hand, on February 15, 2023, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the boat from Libya to Europe capsized. In which 73 migrants went missing. 80 people including Pakistanis were on board the sinking boat. In the accident, 7 migrants survived and came back to the coast of Libya, but their condition was very bad, they were immediately transferred to the hospital, while the bodies of the missing persons were retrieved intermittently in the search and rescue operation.