Special PIA flights to bring back stranded Pakistanis from Baghdad, Tashkent

By: News Desk      Published: 02:14 PM, 6 Apr, 2020
Special PIA flights to bring back stranded Pakistanis from Baghdad, Tashkent

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday announced to fly two special flights for Baghdad and Tashkent to rescue the stranded Pakistanis amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

24NewsHD reported that the PK-9812 to Tashkent will rescue 138 stranded Pakistanis from Dushanbe and Tashkent on Monday. Another flight PK-9813 to Baghdad on Tuesday will bring back 161 people. Both flights will land at Islamabad International Airport.

Earlier, the Punjab health department said that two PIA pilots have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The pilots arrived in Lahore from Toronto on Saturday. They were among five people stuck in Toronto for the past few days. Both the pilots have both been admitted to the isolation ward at a private hospital.