The federal government, on Saturday, announced its decision to finally bring back stranded Pakistani students from the Chinese city of Wuhan via PIA special flights starting from May 18.
As per the details, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will commence its flight operations from May 18 to bring back stranded Pakistani students from the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Zulfi Bukhari – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis, took to social media to announce the government’s decision on Friday.
I’m very happy for the 1st flight going to Wuhan to bring back our Pakistani students on 18/05/2020.
“You guys have been the bravest soldiers, PM Imran Khan and Pakistan are proud of you,” he tweeted.
Around 250 Pakistani students are expected to be brought back on May 18, whereas another three flights are expected to be announced in the coming week.
It is to be noted that hundreds of Pakistani citizens, mostly students, have been stranded in Wuhan since the Chinese government imposed a complete lockdown in the Hubei province and Wuhan city in January due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The development comes as in recent weeks Chinese authorities have eased the lockdown restrictions after claiming success over the virus outbreak, and people are being allowed to leave and enter the city again.