Shamoon Abbasi, the famous actor, director, and screenwriter, went to Thailand for the shoot of Ishrat; Made in China. Although at first, the actor from Daag Hai Mere Naam Pe was calm and collected when he first got to Thailand, things have now taken a drastic turn.
On March 21st, all international flights to Pakistan were closed without notice in advance. Most of the Pakistani citizens who were stuck outside the country were able to return to home via special flights announced by the government.
Thailand was not one of the countries on the list of special flights. Leaving Shamoon Abbasi, and his whole team of 21, stranded there, with no hopes of return any time in the near future.
As anyone of us would, he took to social media to appeal to the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan to help him and other Pakistanis return home. In an eight-minute-long video, Shamoon explained what had happened from the beginning up until Wednesday.
We are almost 150 people who are stuck here. And it’s my request to the PM to please take a look at this case. We just want to come back to our country and our families. Being away from them is causing us anxiety. Please try to figure out a way to bring us back somehow.
I want to personally request to the government and to Imran Khan. We’re a part of your country and we’re working for the country.
Watch the full video here:
Shamoon says he, and his team members including Sanam Saeed, Sara Loren, and Mohib Mirza, are ready to give any and all tests necessary to return back to Pakistan. They would happily oblige and follow the guidelines and spend 14 days in quarantine when they return.
A Ray of hope for us
We hope to get back as soon as these flights open again
21 Pakistanis of our team are stranded in Thailand
And there are around 70 more Pakistanis stuck and waiting
International flights to resume gradually from April 5 https://t.co/Am6LXZV9A6
— Shamoon Abbasi official (@shamoonAbbasi) March 31, 2020
Do you think Shamoon Abbasi and his team should stay in Thailand? Or would it be better if they returned home?