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Special PIA flight brings 250 Pakistanis home from UAE


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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.

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