Repatriation of Pakistanis to complete within 2-3 weeks: SAPM

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning, Moeed Yusuf, has announced that the repatriation of overseas Pakistanis will be completed within two to three weeks on Wednesday.

“We have increased arrival of passengers from foreign countries. Those having coronavirus symptoms will undergo tests while others will be allowed to complete 14-day home isolation. The positive cases of COVID-19 will be dealt in accordance with health protocols besides adding their records in the track and trace system of the provinces.”

Moeed Yusuf said the new policy for overseas Pakistanis. He said that around 45,000 nationals will be brought back to the country every week through special flights to be commenced from June 20.

“After reopening airspace, we have brought more than 75,000 Pakistanis back home so far, whereas, special flights will keep operating the countries where the suspension of air operation is still being implemented.”

 “I am thankful to the overseas nationals for showing patience during this period. 250 flights will be operated every week and the passengers can get tickets of scheduled flights of all airlines.”

“The formulation of the new policy takes time as necessary preparation was required to the provincial governments. This policy is finalised after holding consultation with the provinces.”

 “We hope that all stranded nationals will return home within two to three weeks. The government has also received complaints regarding the expensive air tickets and an investigation is underway. The prices of air tickets will be reduced after more flights will start operating.”