Special flights to repatriate stranded Pakistanis from the UAE will start from April 18, a top diplomat said.
Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE, Ghulam Dastgir said that the limited flight operation would start soon, in coordination with the UAE authorities and Pakistan International Airlines. (PIA)
“The first special PIA flight will take stranded passengers from Dubai to Islamabad on April 18 and then gradually more flights will be operated from Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well,” he revealed.
“Priority will be given to those stranded people who came here on visit visas and those who have cancelled their residency visas/work permits and those who lost their jobs and want to go home,” he said.
Two flydubai flights have already repatriated more than 400 released Pakistani prisoners to Faisalabad and Peshawar on Tuesday night.
Passengers can contact their nearest PIA office, website or call centre for booking seats. Pakistanis stranded in different countries can also purchase tickets from Pakistan to travel back to their home country, according to a PIA spokesperson.