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CAA announces extension of int’l flight operations till May 31

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th May, 2020. 01:57 pm
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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announces to extend international flight operations till May 31 as per the government’s directions.

In a tweet on Friday, CAA stated: “As per the decision of the GoP, the suspension of International flight operations as effected earlier has been extended upto Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2359 hours PST. Remaining provisions as applicable to the suspension of Int flights reflected in previous orders remain unchanged.”

Earlier in a day, Aviation Minister Malik Ghulam Sarwar has said that on May 18, flights will depart to Wuhan to bring back Pakistani students stranded in the Chinese city.

Addressing NA session on Friday, he said thousands of stranded Pakistanis, including students, workers, members of Tableeghi Jamaat, and pilgrims, from across the globe have been repatriated.

He said Pakistani prisoners from Oman and the United Arab Emirates were brought back free of cost. Sarwar said Aviation Division operated 181 inbound flights and took over 25,000 passengers to their destinations in 27 countries.

He said around 250 students from Wuhan and China will repatriate through special flight on Monday.

Ghulam Sarwar told the lower house that airline staff were also “on the frontline” in the fight against the virus and were risking their lives and health.

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