“The National Coordination Committee on Wednesday approved the restoration of 17 flights. A flight schedule for international flights has been announced from April 4 to 11,” Qureshi mentioned.
The international minister mentioned the federal government’s first precedence was to deliver again Pakistanis stranded in transit. “Those with expired visas are our second priority and then those Pakistanis and students who are waiting in foreign countries to return to the country would be evacuated,” he famous.
Qureshi added that each one passengers arriving within the nation would undergo a corona testing on the airport, due to this fact testing and quarantine capacities have been being elevated.
“If the protocol is strictly implemented we will think about resuming flights for Karachi as well,” he mentioned.
A day earlier, Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) was given permission to partially resume its flight operations to assist repatriate residents stranded overseas.
Within the first stage of operations, PIA will deliver again a restricted variety of Pakistani travellers, a spokesperson for the nationwide service mentioned in an announcement.
PIA will initially fly stranded passengers from Canada and the UK who have been meant to journey to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, the spokesperson mentioned.
Restricted flight operations from Toronto will resume on April 3, whereas operations from the UK will resume on April 4.