Another PIA flight leaves US for Lahore

By: News Desk      Published: 12:20 PM, 22 May, 2020
Another PIA flight leaves US for Lahore

The fourth special flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 250 passengers has left US city of New Jersey for Lahore.

The Government of Pakistan has arranged special chartered flights to repatriate stranded Pakistanis stuck abroad after coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan’s Consul General Ayesha Ali bid farewell to passengers at the New Jersey Airport. The Consul General also reviewed the steps taken at the airport to protect passengers from any harm of the virus.

Speaking on the occasion, Ayesha Ali said the return of Pakistanis is the first priority of the government and the embassy. She also said that a special flight from New Jersey to Islamabad will be operated on June 1. In addition to this, she said this will be the fifth flight from the United States to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, PIA special flight PK-8230 brought back 141 stranded Pakistanis to Lahore from Oman’s capital Muscat.

Upon landing at the Lahore Airport, the flight was disinfected and the passengers went through a screening process and later shifted to a quarantine facility.

Another flight PK-8232 is scheduled to bring back 140 more stranded Pakistanis to Lahore from Muscat later on Friday). The flight will reach Lahore at 4:00pm.