Saturday, September 18, 2021  | 10 Safar, 1443
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > News

18 flights to bring back Pakistanis stranded in Gulf states

Over 6,000 passengers stuck abroad

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 5, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 5, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Listen to the story
The government has decided to run 18 flights to bring back Pakistanis stuck in the Gulf States starting July 6. The Pakistan International Airlines will bring back 6,000 passengers stranded in Doha, Bahrain, Dubai and Sharjah in four days. PIA flights are being upgraded from Airbus to Boeing 777 for this purpose, according to Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan. "Along with the upgradation of airplanes, the number of flights is being increased as well," he said. Here are details of the flights: United Arab Emirates: 10 flights to bring back 3,394 passengers between July 5 and July 16 Doha (Qatar): Six flights to bring back 2,016 passengers between July 6 and July 18 Bahrain: Two flights to bring back 722 passengers between July 9 and 11 The airlines aims to bring back these Pakistanis before Eidul Azha, a PIA spokesperson said, adding, "Thousands of Pakistanis are stuck abroad due to last-minute cancellation." Last week, four flights left for Doha and three special airplanes left for Bahrain. Two more special flights will be operated this week. Tickets for the flights are being reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can visit the PIA website to book them. Earlier this month, Pakistan decided to increase the number of direct flights from the UK, Europe, Canada, China, and Malaysia by 40%. Passengers will have to undergo a mandatory COVID test before departing for Pakistan. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
FaceBook WhatsApp

The government has decided to run 18 flights to bring back Pakistanis stuck in the Gulf States starting July 6.

The Pakistan International Airlines will bring back 6,000 passengers stranded in Doha, Bahrain, Dubai and Sharjah in four days.

PIA flights are being upgraded from Airbus to Boeing 777 for this purpose, according to Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan.

“Along with the upgradation of airplanes, the number of flights is being increased as well,” he said.

Here are details of the flights:

  • United Arab Emirates: 10 flights to bring back 3,394 passengers between July 5 and July 16
  • Doha (Qatar): Six flights to bring back 2,016 passengers between July 6 and July 18
  • Bahrain: Two flights to bring back 722 passengers between July 9 and 11

The airlines aims to bring back these Pakistanis before Eidul Azha, a PIA spokesperson said, adding, “Thousands of Pakistanis are stuck abroad due to last-minute cancellation.”

Last week, four flights left for Doha and three special airplanes left for Bahrain. Two more special flights will be operated this week. Tickets for the flights are being reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can visit the PIA website to book them.

Earlier this month, Pakistan decided to increase the number of direct flights from the UK, Europe, Canada, China, and Malaysia by 40%. Passengers will have to undergo a mandatory COVID test before departing for Pakistan.

Follow SAMAA English on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 
PIA
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
 
 
PIA flights, PIA to bring back Pakistanis stuck abroad, special PIA flights, Gulf states, PIA to bring Pakistanis stuck in gulf states, PIA parwazen, Ghulam Sarwar Khan
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
SAMAA TV anchor wears hijab on live show
Karachi weather update: mercury hits 39 degrees, heatwave
Britain says not involved in New Zealand’s decision
New Zealand’s withdrawal part of a conspiracy: Sheikh Rasheed
Asad Umar admits state bank intervened to stabilize rupee
UK removes Pakistan from travel red list
Pakistan receives another 4m doses of Covid vaccines
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp