Big news for overseas Pakistanis, it has been decided to resume flights to Saudi Arabia and other countries from Bacha Khan International Airport.
According to details, the decision to resume flights has been taken by the Prime Minister at the special request of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.
The decision will also be communicated to the National Security Adviser.
The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has said that he is aware of the flight of Pakistanis living in the Gulf States and will not leave their working brothers abroad alone.
Mehmood Khan further said that resumption of flights operation will reduce the difficulties of returnees from abroad, passengers and people should support the government in anti-coronavirus measures.
The official twitter of CAA said, “Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, has acknowledged the efforts and support of Civil Aviation Authority officials at Bacha khan International Airport for timely responding to the hospital officials and saving the lives of critical Covid-19 patients.”
1/3 Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, has acknowledged the efforts and support of Civil Aviation Authority officials at Bacha khan International Airport for timely responding to the hospital officials and saving the lives of critical Covid-19 patients.
— PCAAOfficial (@official_pcaa) May 21, 2020
Earlier on May 16, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that it has been decided to resume domestic flights.
He said that the final decision on resumption of domestic flights was taken at a meeting of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) yesterday.
Ghulam Sarwar Khan also said that flight operations would be launched in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
He said that initially 20 percent domestic operations were commenced from May 16, while 50 percent seats would be maintained keeping in view the SOPs related to social distance.