450 stranded Pakistanis repatriated via two international flights
Around 450 stranded Pakistanis arrived here on Saturday in Doha and Dubai by way of two international flights.
A flight of Qatar Airways carrying 200 Pakistanis from Doha arrived at the international airport of Karachi, the data say. Although, Emirates Airlines also landed with 250 stranded Pakistanis on board at Karachi airport.
The Civil Aviation Authority ( CAA) had announced on Friday (yesterday) that it would resume the international flight operations in Pakistan.
The amended regulations will remain in effect from 20 June to 31 July, in which the passengers returning to the country’s ‘home isolation’ rule was maintained.
The passengers, who test negative for the virus, would be able to spend 14 days in isolation at their residences instead of staying at the quarantine facility of a hotel or government.
Those tested positive for COVID-19 in the approved quarantine facility must complete a proper isolation period. Whereas, it would also disallow these passengers to fly to other provinces.
Earlier in a day, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a partial opening of Sunday (tomorrow) airspace for international flight operations that remains halted because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He also praised the immense strength and bravery of overseas Pakistanis who have suffered greatly since flight closures.
The Premier has assured the overseas workers that the government will support them in every way possible.