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    Monday, 30 April 2018

    Six Pakistani sailors stranded in Iran, company refused to pay for visa,travel and food

    As many as six Pakistani sailors of a commercial ship anchored in Iran are stranded from last ten months.
    According to Chief Engineer Atiq Ahmed, the MV Saim 7 departed from Dubai to Iran on June 2017.
    "It has been over two months. Our visa has expired. The company says that it doesn’t have money to renew our visa or give us air tickets to Pakistan," Ahmed said. He added that the sailors are having serious issues in finding residence and managing their day-to-day living expenses.
    Atiq's wife while speaking to media men said that it has been 10 months her husband has not returned home. The authorities should take action against the company as its their responsibility to extend visas.
    The chief engineer said that the captain of the shift was stopped at the "Kish" Port by Iranian authorities while shifted the other crew members to a rest house. 
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