According to a report published by the Radio Pakistan, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the next phase of the repatriation process of Pakistanis stranded abroad will begin from Tuesday (today).
As per the details of the report, Foreign Minister Qureshi told the parliamentary committee overseeing the matter that as many as 39,748 Pakistani nationals currently in the other countries have requested to returned home in the country.
The report quoted Qureshi as saying that so far, 1,640 Pakistani nationals have been repatriated through 12 special flights. He said greater effort will be made to bring back stranded Pakistanis in this next phase of flights.
According to the details of the new phase, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will repatriate more than 1,800 citizens of Pakistan stranded in the different countries of the world due to the novel coronavirus.
According to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the flights will run from today till April 19.
The spokesperson of the national airline said that on April 17 and 18, the special flights of the PIA will be operated for Manchester.
According to the details, on April 17, PIA flights PK-8852 and PK-8894 will leave for Seoul, while on April 18, a special flight will leave for Jakarta from Karachi. Another flight on April 17 will repatriate Pakistanis from Dubai, while on April 19, PIA will operate flight PK-784 from Toronto to Karachi.