More than 10,000 stranded Pakistanis will be repatriated from the UAE onboard 46 special flights this week.
The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development said that from June 7 to 15, more than 10,500 distressed nationals will be flown out.
Till June 5, over 20,400 passengers were repatriated. So by mid-June, more than 31,000 out of 82,400, who have registered with missions, are expected to return home.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Consul General Ahmed Amjad Ali said that no travel agent is authorised to sell tickets for Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) special flights.
Ali warned distressed people against transferring their hard-earned money into bank accounts of those claiming to be from the missions.
“Many people claiming to be either the consulate or the embassy staff are deceiving people. Please don’t transfer money into their accounts or give them money to buy tickets. These are not representatives of the consulate or the embassy.”
Ali underlined the airfare from Dubai to Karachi is Dh810 and Dh1,120 on routes like Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad.