The national flag carrier will operate six flights from Islamabad to Gilgit and Skardu to rescue the stranded tourists.
The tourists were stranded after PIA cancelled multiple flights to and from Gilgit and Skardu due to a fuel crisis and extreme weather conditions that made land routes impassable.
Minister of State for Toursim Wasi Shah took notice of the situation and approached the concerned officials to arrange flights for the tourists.
He contacted senior PIA officials and asked for an immediate solution to the problem as the tourism industry was being badly affected by the situation.
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet approved a Rs8 billion bridge financing package for PIA to meet its urgent overdue payment obligations.
The financing will be provided through the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) resources.
The ECC also allowed the aviation division to proceed with the bilateral arrangement between the CAA and PIA.
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