The Pakistani government has arranged 50 more special flights to bring back Pakistanis from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries. Of these, 44 flights are scheduled from Saudi Arabia and the UAE alone.
The flights will bring Pakistanis from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and Faisalabad from June 11 to 15.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez told Urdu News that these special flights would be operated by PIA, Emirates, Saudi Airlines, and Qatar Airways.
Thirty flights from UAE, 14 from Saudi Arabia, five from Qatar, and one from Oman will bring back Pakistanis.
In addition, one flight is scheduled for Australia, London, the United States, Malaysia, and Kyrgyzstan.
Earlier, the Pakistani government had stepped up special flights to speed up the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded abroad, and the PIA had scheduled more than 50 flights to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from June 1 to 10 while Pakistanis are being brought back from Europe including Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain by special flights.