PIA flight brings in 231 Pakistanis from South Korea
May 6, 2020 12:25 PM
A special flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 231 Pakistani citizens from South Korean capital Seoul landed at Islamabad International Airport on Wednesday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The special PIA flight PK-8873 was arranged on the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the passengers were assisted at Seoul Airport by the officials and staff of the Pakistan Embassy.
After passing through the different stages of screening and medical check-up at the Islamabad Airport, the Pakistani passengers and the crew members of the PIA plane were sent into quarantine centres set up in different hotels of the federal capital.
The process of bringing the stranded Pakistanis back to the country continued as more flights landed in Pakistan from different countries.
On Tuesday, one of these flights arrived in Multan from Tanzania with 124 passengers on board.
Separately, more than 250 passengers arrived at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha.
Meanwhile, special PIA flight PK-784 ensured the return of 284 Pakistanis from Istanbul, Turkey, as it landed in Islamabad. Two of the passengers were shifted to PIMS while the remaining had been quarantined at different centres.
On the other hand, the Civil Aviation Authority allowed the Air Arabia to operate a special flight from Sharjah to Multan on May 10.
The airline is expected to bring over 200 Pakistanis who are stuck in the UAE since the imposition of lockdown.