Celebrities stuck in Thailand will return to Pakistan today
April 14, 2020 02:20 PM
The shooting of upcoming Pakistani film ‘Ishrat’ had kicked off in Thailand before coronavirus took a drastic turn around the globe.
Half of the film's cast had returned to Pakistan after completing their 15-day schedule but the other half was stuck with no flights in Thailand.
The government of Pakistan responds positively to Sara Loren, Mohib Mirza, Sanam Saeed and Shamoon Abbasi’s appeal requesting the country to ensure the safe return of their entire film crew.
Stranded in Thailand amidst the global lockdown due to CoVid-19, the actors had been continuously contacting the government via their social media platforms.
After appeals from various citizens, on March 31st, the Oversees Workplace and National Safety Committee permitted Pakistan International Airline (PIA) to partially restore worldwide flight operations starting April 2nd.
The airline was permitted to fly special flights in order to help stranded passengers from selected countries that were meant to travel to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
Sara Loren finally took to Twitter, to announce the good news and wrote: “Finally some light in these tough times. Thank you to the Pakistani authorities. Just been informed that we will be flying back to our homes tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14, 2020.”
The actress tagged PTI and Imran Khan to inform her followers about how the arrangements were made.