Operation to bring home stranded Pakistanis completed

By: INP      Published: 10:50 PM, 8 Aug, 2020
Operation to bring home stranded Pakistanis completed
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A grand operation has been completed for repatriation of Pakistanis stranded abroad due to travel restrictions and lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak.

More than 304,000 Pakistanis were repatriated by more than 500 domestic and international flights under a special flight operation from 64 countries of the world.

At least 300,000 Pakistanis were repatriated through special flight operations while 4,329 Pakistanis returned home via land routes. The operation launched for the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded abroad in view of lockdown and travel restrictions due to global pandemic has been completed, under which more than 344,000 Pakistanis were repatriated by domestic and international flights and land routes.

According to a document received from the Crisis Management Unit, a total of more than 500 flights of domestic and foreign airlines were operated. Under which 300,000 Pakistanis returned home by air and 4,329 Pakistanis by land.

According to the documents, 2,000 members of the Tablighi Jamaat, 1,326 pilgrims and 1,745 Pakistanis imprisoned in foreign jails returned through special flights. According to CMU documents, 154,000 Pakistanis were repatriated from United Arab Emirates, 63,595 from Saudi Arabia, 17,000 from Qatar, 11,729 from Oman, 4,469 from Bahrain and 6,339 Pakistanis were repatriated from Turkey under the operation launched to repatriate Pakistani citizens.