Saqib Javed is flown home in a Pakistan International Airlines flight.


Pakistani repatriated after 3 years bedridden in UAE hospital

A Pakistani expatriate has finally returned home after he spent three years bedridden in a hospital in the UAE.

Saqib Javed, 45, was flown home last week with the help of an Indian social worker, in collaboration with the hospital and local authorities, according to Gulf News. He was escorted by a male nurse onboard a Pakistan International Airlines flight.

Javed, from Sargodha in Pakistan, was first admitted to the Umm Al Quwain hospital on April 9, 2020 due to a severe illness that left him paralysed. Javed reportedly had epileptic bouts.

Indian social worker Sajad of the Indian Association in Umm Al Quwain took on Javed’s case. He found out that the Pakistani had an expired investor’s visa and a business that shut down.

The social worker coordinated with the Pakistani Consulate for a travel document for Javed, and contacted Pakistan International Airlines to accommodate him on a stretcher.

Javed’s siblings in Pakistan have agreed to arrange for his future treatment since he is a bachelor. ICA/Expat Media

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