The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Medina, Saudi Arabia Carries Two passengers that are suspected of having COVID-19.
“According to the reports, both the passengers have been transferred to Nishtar Hospital Multan for undergoing COVID-19 tests,”.
The passengers have been identified as Muhammad Azhar and Muhammad Nasir. “One of them belongs to Lodhran while other is the resident of Multan city,” the sources said.
It is important to mention that on September 23, with the special efforts of PM Khan, the Saudi authorities allowed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate 21 more flights to the country.
PIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arshad Malik had informed the PM about the increasing number of passengers and problems being faced by Pakistanis traveling to Saudi Arabia due to limited flight operations.
He had requested PM Khan to solve the flight problem and discuss the matter with Saudi authorities. The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Overseas Pakistanis, contacted Saudi Human Resource vice-minister Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser via video-link in which he appealed to the ministry to increase the number of flights to allay the grievances of the many people intending to go back to work.
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The SAPM also requested to extend visas of Pakistan expatriates up to October 30. The Saudi government allowed PIA to operate more flights for Saudi Arabia after high-level contact made by the Pakistani foreign office. With the addition of 21 more flights in the system, the national flag carrier passenger capacity has increased to 25,500. All increased flights will leave for Saudi Arabia before September 31.