PIA flight carrying 237 Pakistanis lands in Islamabad from Indonesia

By: News Desk      Published: 02:38 PM, 19 May, 2020
PIA flight carrying 237 Pakistanis lands in Islamabad from Indonesia

A special PIA flight carrying 237 stranded Pakistanis arrived in Islamabad from Indonesia on Tuesday morning.

Earlier, while leaving Jakarta, Pakistan's Ambassador to Indonesia Abdul Salik Khan saw the Pakistani travellers off at the airport. The stranded Pakistanis appreciated the efforts of the mission in facilitating their stay as well as arranging the special flight for their return.

Around 450 Pakistanis were stranded in different parts of Indonesia due to flight cancellations and lockdowns amid Covid-19 pandemic.

It was the second flight during the past five weeks. Earlier, on April 18, a total of 221 Pakistanis had returned to Pakistan from Indonesia.

Pakistan Ambassador Abdul Salik Khan and a team of officers and staff from the embassy were at the airport to bid farewell to the Pakistan nationals, who appreciated the efforts of the mission in facilitating their stay as well as arranging the special flight enabling them to celebrate Eidul Fitr with their loved ones.

“With the concerted efforts of the Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the two countries and seamless coordination with the PIA authorities, almost all stranded Pakistanis have been able to return to Pakistan safe and sound,” an official statement said.