Islamabad- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today directed the concerned authorities to take steps for immediate evacuation of Pakistani families stranded in Yemen.

On the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif , a comprehensive plan has been devised to evacuate Pakistanis stranded in Yemen.

PIA has earmarked two airplanes which are ready for departure as soon as they receive clearance from aviation authorities and the Embassy of Pakistan in Sanaa.

As state system is collapsing in the war-torn country and most of the airports are not functional, only some families will be safely airlifted to Pakistan.

In a statement, Prime Minister said, “Our hearts beat with our brothers and sisters in distress, and (we have) directed the Embassy of Pakistan in Yemen as well as other concerned departments to take all possible measures for ensuring safety of each and every member of the Pakistani community living in Yemen.”

The Prime Minister is himself monitoring the situation and has asked to be kept updated on hourly basis.