UK to operate special flights to repatriate citizens in Pakistan

The United Kingdom (UK) government has decided to operate chartered flights to repatriate British citizens trapped in Pakistan due to the suspension of international flights following coronavirus pandemic.
British High Commissioner Christian Turner announced that the UK government will commence a series of chartered flights from the next week to bring around 7,500 citizens back home.
Before the suspension of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) daily flights to the UK, 7,758 British citizens had been departed home through 22 flights during nine days since April 4, said Turner.The high commissioner said that British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab agreed to operate a series of chartered flights to repatriate UK citizens from Pakistan. The British authorities will also settle the matters related to the repatriation process besides providing financial assistance to its citizens, he added.

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