At least 54 flights scheduled in coming week to repatriate Pakistanis stranded abroad

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KARACHI: At least 54 flights have been scheduled from June 16 to June 20 to repatriate Pakistanis stranded abroad

The issue of repatriation of Pakistanis stranded abroad has been a longstanding one, with many citizens concerned over lack of flights and confusion in communication with the respective embassies and consulates.

More than scheduled 50 flights will bring back 10,000 Pakistanis back home. According to reports, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would be allowed to operate the maximum number of flights, at 35.

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Emirates were permitted to operate seven flights each, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways two each, and Malindo Air one flight.

The newly-scheduled flights would bring back Pakistanis from the UK, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, France, Iraq, and Kyrgyzstan.

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