At least 54 Pakistanis who were travelling to Dubai illegally by ships drowned in the sea around the coastal areas of Iran, a private TV channel reported on Tuesday. Most of the victims belonged to various parts of Punjab. Two eyewitnesses of the incident, Yaqoob Khosa and Zahid Masih, told their families in Dera Ghazi Khan that they were going to Dubai by three ships via Iranian shores when two of the ships sank, and only their ship survived and returned to the shore. They said that they had started their journey on February 5 from Karachi.

Daily Times