Helpline set up to aid Telangana people in Iraq, if any

Written by PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: Jun 18 2014, 03:12am hrs
Telangana Government today asked the district collectors to find out if anybody from the state is stranded in strife-torn Iraq and has also set up a helpline to provide assistance to families of such people.

The government in a communication instructed all district collectors to find out if anyone from the state is trapped in that country.

"Please collect details and encourage families to give details such as name, passport number, location in Iraq, company working for, local address in Iraq, contact numbers and any other useful information so as to enable the Telangana government to get in touch with MEA, New Delhi, and Indian Mission in Baghdad for further assistance," a government note said.

The collectors are requested to take necessary action for notifying the same and to ensure that all possible assistance is rendered to the families of those trapped in Iraq, it further said.