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PIA first special flight carrying 200 Pakistanis stranded in US departed

PIA first special flight carrying 200 Pakistanis stranded in US departed
May 11, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) - The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started its operation to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in the US as first special flight carrying 200 countrymen from Washington has departed for Islamabad on Monday. Pakistani Envoy in US Asad Amjad inspected the arrangements at the airport and extended his best wishes to the countrymen returning to the homeland. According to the schedule shared by the PIA, another flight will leave for Pakistan tomorrow carrying 150 students from the US. It is pertinent to mention here that for the first time in the history of country, PIA has been allowed to operate direct flights to the US. The permission was granted by the US Transport Department on Pakistan’s request to repatriate its stranded citizens in the United States of America. According to the permission granted by the US, the PIA can operate as many as 12 flights in a month to bring back the stranded Pakistanis. The PIA spokesperson said that the permission was granted to Pakistan by the US after improvement in the security situation. CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Ministry and Aviation Ministry for taking the issue with the US. It is pertinent to mention here that last week, the Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of the PIA Air Mar­shal Arshad Malik wrote a letter to the US ambassador and the State Department seeking permission to operate PIA special flights to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in the US.