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A special Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight has repatriated 250 Pakistanis to Peshawar from the United Arab Emirates, Peshawar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ali Asghar said.
The passengers were shifted to hotels and a quarantine centre upon arrival in the country where they will be tested for the coronavirus, he added.
Meanwhile, the PIA has reduced its special flights’ fares by 20 to 30 per cent, extending maximum relief to the nationals stranded in the UAE due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing a meeting in Islamabad, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar AbbasBukhari said airfare for the UAE- bound special flights would come into effect from Saturday (April 25).
He said government top priority is to ensure the repatriation of all those people who stranded in UAE and want to come back to Pakistan.
Special Assistant said government has increased capacity to repatriate 2, 000 people per week to 6,000.
Dubai has revealed that the number of passengers traveling through Dubai airports during the past year was 17 million and 889 thousand and 183 passengers, while smart gates’ user exceeded the one million mark with 706 thousand and 619 passengers.
In addition to closing the Smart Gates, thermal screening and nasal swab is being carried out by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) airport medical centre team at Dubai International Airport on passengers arriving from the following countries: Thailand, Lebanon, Syria, Italy, and People ’s Republic of China-Beijing.
"We have been informed deserving community members through phone to book their tickets for upcoming special flights of PIA and the tickets have been issuing through special counters set up at the Terminal 2, Dubai International Airport,” he said.
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The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has reported that the Arabian Sea will see a tropical condition on Thursday, and that it could move west.
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