Civil Aviation has set up a special flight operation to repatriate trapped Pakistanis around the world, with more than 5,000 Pakistanis returning from different countries from April 20 to 28.
According to Civil Aviation, over 5,000 Pakistanis stranded in different countries of the world will return by 27 flights over the next 9 days.
In addition to the 15 PIA flights, 4 of Qatar Airlines and Bahrain Air will operate one of the special flights' operations.
According to Civil Aviation, plans are underway to operate seven more special flights, and the process will be finalized soon.
In this regard, four flights from South Africa, Korea, the UK, and the United Arab Emirates will arrive in the federal capital, while four flights from the United Arab Emirates and Australia will arrive in Lahore.
In addition, six flights from the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore to Karachi, two flights from UAE to Peshawar and 3 to Multan.
Of the flights to Pakistanis from overseas, one will fly 3 from UAE to Faisalabad and one to Bahrain.
By 7 flights Monday, 1,620 Pakistani nationals will return home from South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, and on April 23, Bahrain Airlines' flight will return 250 Pakistanis.
In addition, another 1,600 Pakistanis will return from Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and UAE on April 24, and 280 Pakistanis will return home on April 26 with two flights from the UAE.
The operation will end on April 28, and on that day 1,500 Pakistanis will return on 6 flights from the UAE to Australia.
Remember that Prime Minister's Special Assistant for National Security Maid Yusuf said at a press conference today that he will bring 6,000 passengers this week, including the highest working class and those whose visas have expired in the UAE. ۔
He said that this week around 16 to 17 flights from the United Arab Emirates to PIA and Emirates will return our citizens.
To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the Civil Aviation Authority once again last week extended it to April 30, deciding to increase the closure of international and regional air operations.
However, special flights to Pakistanis stranded abroad will be exempted and a special website has been set up in this regard.
The schedule of all special flights brought to Pakistan from overseas can be viewed at Covid.gov.pk and a permanent update in this regard will continue.
It is worth mentioning here that the Government of Pakistan also announced a special flight operation from April 18 to 20 to bring the stranded Pakistanis back home, under which 23 special flights were announced.