81 Pakistanis stranded in South Africa return home

By: News Desk      Published: 12:04 PM, 21 Apr, 2020
81 Pakistanis stranded in South Africa return home

As flight operation to bring back the stranded Pakistanis from abroad is gaining momentum, 81 of them arrived in Islamabad from South Africa, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

These Pakistanis reached the federal capital in a special flight, who were greeted at the airport by the deputy head of the South African diplomatic mission.

All the passengers and crew members were later placed in quarantine at local hotels as a mandatory step.

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Earlier, Pakistan’s High Commission said those Pakistanis were sent back to the country who had registered themselves with the diplomatic mission in South Africa.

The flight will carry 80 South Africans from Pakistan back to their country on its return from Islamabad.   

Meanwhile, more flights would be operated during the day for different countries.

As per details reported by 24NewsHD, the PIA is scheduled to carry passengers to London, Birmingham and Manchester in separate flights from Islamabad. Meanwhile, another flight will leave Lahore for Manchester.

On the other hand, a chartered flight to be operated by Qatar Airways will carry the British nationals from Islamabad to London.

Meanwhile, a special flight is also scheduled to carry the US diplomats and citizens to Bulgaria from Islamabad.