Dubai: The Prime Minister has taken notice of agents selling plane tickets to Pakistanis stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to ARY News, Pakistanis stranded in the UAE are eager to return home, with some agents taking advantage of their compulsion to get more than 2,000 dirhams on a plane ticket.
Due to the high number of passengers, Pakistan International Airlines had allowed consulates in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, along with its company offices, to sell tickets to agents, which travel agents took advantage of and heated up the looting market.
Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar directed Pakistan International Airlines to control fares and co-operate with Pakistanis as much as possible.
On the other hand, a statement issued by Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Abdullah Khan said that the one-way fare from the United Arab Emirates to any city in Pakistan is 1,120 dirhams.
He said that in order to get tickets, passengers could contact the offices at the embassies in the UAE, any PIA booking office in Pakistan, or agents in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
A PIA spokesperson said that if an agent was charging more than 1120 dirhams from any passenger, he should immediately inform the PIA.
In this regard, PIA has also issued contact numbers for registering complaints.
Country Manager Shahid Mughal +971 50 972 4789 or Manager Abu Dhabi Mazhar Abbasi +971 56 906 4363 or Passenger Cell Manager +971 54 404 0669