British diplomat lauds airlines, Pakistan govt for repatriating 25,000 Brits
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner on Wednesday lauded Pakistani government, airlines and Civil Aviation Authority for facilitating repatriation of 25,000 British nationals.
The British diplomat said that so far 25,000 Brits flew back home since April 4. The diplomat said that 5,000 British nationals were repatriated through 21 special charter flights. He said these charter and special flights were operated from Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.
The British High Commission in Pakistan tweeted: “We’ve flown nearly 5,000 people back to the UK on 21 special flights over 3 weeks – and worked to keep air routes open so that over 20,000 have flown back on commercial flights since April 4.”
We’ve flown nearly 5,000 people back to the UK on 21 special flights over 3 weeks – and worked to keep air routes open so that over 20,000 have flown back on commercial flights since April 4. 2/2— UKinPakistan🇬🇧🇵🇰 #StayHomeSaveLives (@ukinpakistan) May 13, 2020
Turner said that after the lockdown, Pakistan government, PIA, Qatar Airways, Civil Aviation Authority and other department hugely supported and helped bringing back British nationals stuck in Pakistan.
Turner said that the British High Commission staff was facilitating the Brits in every respect. He said there was no plan of new charter flights from Pakistan.