134 Nepalis so far in contact with govt from Afghanistan

File Photo Smoke rises next to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Photo Courtesy: AP

Kathmandu: So far, 134 Nepali citizens awaiting rescue from Afghanistan have come in contact with the government. On Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release, including online registration of Viber and WhatsApp facility for the collection of details of Nepali citizens in Afghanistan.

As of Monday evening, 134 Nepalis and their relatives had provided information about workers working in Afghanistan.

Provision has been made for Nepali citizens living in Afghanistan or their family members to include their name and details on the website of the Consular Services Department.

The Government of Nepal has also written to the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, the European Union, Japan and the United Nations to immediately rescue and repatriate Nepalis working in diplomatic missions and international organizations in Kabul.