PIA, travel agents selling tickets for Saudi Arabia to Pakistan flights

Two PIA flights bring back 250 passengers, 20 bodies from Dammam to Sialkot

By: News Desk      Published: 01:32 AM, 22 Jun, 2020
PIA, travel agents selling tickets for Saudi Arabia to Pakistan flights
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As the government of Pakistan continues to operate special flights to bring back Pakistanis stranded abroad, two PIA flights arrived from Saudi Arabia’s Dammam city in Sialkot, the hub of sports goods manufacturing in Pakistan.

These flights carried 250 passengers and 20 bodies of those who died abroad.

According to the Pakistani Embassy in Saudi Arabia, 5,174 Pakistanis have been sent home through special flights operating since May 1. The embassy said that PIA special flights to Pakistan are also being operated from Jeddah. It said that special flights will continue to carry Pakistanis home until restoration of regular international flights between the two countries. It said that PIA and authorised travel agents have been issuing air tickets for PIA special flights from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan since June 20.