As more pilots volunteer, PIA decides to expand relief operations to bring back Pakistanis stranded abroad

Three relief flights will be operated on 11th April 2020 to bring back stranded Pakistanis from Azerbaijan, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to expand its relief operations to bring back Pakistanis stranded abroad amidst the coronavirus pandemic. It was decided after PALPA called off its strike and more pilots volunteered to take part in the special flight operations to evacuate the stranded Pakistanis.

Directives have been issued in this regard as PIA administration has asked expatriates willing to return to contact the airline for this purpose. PIA also issued a revised flight schedule, under which a flight took off to repatriate Pakistanis stuck in Denmark today.

Other than this, three relief flights will be operated on 11th April 2020 to bring back stranded Pakistanis from Azerbaijan, Malaysia, and Singapore. More than 170 people have been stranded in Kuala Lumpur for over three weeks now.

Furthermore, one flight each will take off on 12th and 13th April for Pakistanis stuck in Bangkok and Japan.

The relief operations began on 28th March but stopped due to the strikes of pilots over lack of safety measures against COVID-19. Up till now, PIA has operated numerous flights to the UK, Iraq, Canada, Turkey, and other countries, bringing back thousands of Pakistanis.

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