RAWALPINDI: About 140 Pakistanis caught at airports in Gulf international locations had been flown aboard particular flights to Islamabad on Tuesday because the federal authorities granted permission to Fly Dubai and Qatar Airways to ship flights to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha airports for the aim.
To include the unfold of coronavirus inside the nation, the federal government has suspended flight operations of all worldwide airways, chartered and personal flights to Pakistan from March 21 till April 4.
Spokesman for Aviation Division Abdul Sattar Khokhar stated in a press release that Fly Dubai’s particular flight introduced again 101 passengers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and Qatar Airways’ particular flight from Doha introduced again 39 passengers.
The 2 airways’ plane landed on the Islamabad Worldwide Airport with the passengers on Tuesday morning.
The spokesman stated all these delivered to Islamabad by particular flights had been transit passengers who turned stranded en path to Pakistan because of the suspension of worldwide flight operations by Pakistani authorities.
“All in-transit Pakistani passengers have been brought to Islamabad and nobody has been left behind,” stated the Aviation Division.
In accordance with the assertion, not one of the passengers confirmed signs of the coronavirus an infection when scanned by the well being division upon their arrival. Nonetheless, a Covid-19 screening take a look at known as RT PCR was carried out on all of the passengers and despatched to a laboratory for testing, it said additional.
The Aviation Division additionally stated that proactive, complete and coordinated steps proceed to be taken to curtail the unfold of Covid-19, “with a view to ensuring safety and security of our nationals and people travelling to and from Pakistan”.
Diplomats, particular and cargo plane have been exempted from restrictions. Nonetheless, they are going to be subjected to acceptable well being screenings on arrival. They will also be remoted or quarantined as per the recommendation of well being professionals.
Revealed in Daybreak, March 25th, 2020