As part of the Government of Pakistan’s ongoing international repatriation flights operation, PIA special flight PK-786 carrying 251 passengers left Jeddah for Karachi today morning. Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto and Consul Welfare Majid Memon were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers on behalf of the Consul General of Pakistan.
After suspension of routine international commercial flights due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Pakistan started special PIA flights operation to repatriate stranded Pakistanis from different countries including KSA.
This was twelfth PIA special flight from Jeddah and around 2500 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated through these flights since May 2020. Similar special PIA flights are also being operated from Riyadh region.
The Embassy of Pakistan at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah, in close cooperation of PIA, are coordinating arrangements of these special flights in their respective jurisdictions.