International commercial flight operations will be resumed in Pakistan after the consent given by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In meeting of the federal cabinet, presided by PM Khan, this decision was taken. The meeting took place in Islamabad.
Back in March, Pakistan closed its airspace for international commercial flights amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country during late February 2020.
In three phases, international flights will resume operations in Pakistan. In the first phase, flights will be restored from the Gulf region to accelerate the return of the unemployed Pakistani workers and laborers stuck in the region.
Ghulam Sarwar Khan the Aviation Minister stated that almost 57,000 Pakistanis have been brought back via 285 special PIA flights across 60 countries amidst the pandemic.
Prime Minister Imran Khan gave directives regarding this to the concerned officials to follow the SOPs strictly that have been issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This is to control the transmission of the coronavirus.
Earlier on 16th May, Prime Minister Imran Khan issued orders to resume the domestic flight operations after a suspension of almost 2 months. It was restored to facilitate the travelers during Eid-ul-Fitr.