PIA to bring back 348 more students from Bishkek

Published May 25, 2024
Bishkek: Pakistani nationals, including students, wait for a repatriation flight at the airport outside the Kyrgyz capital, on Thursday.—Reuters
Bishkek: Pakistani nationals, including students, wait for a repatriation flight at the airport outside the Kyrgyz capital, on Thursday.—Reuters

RAWALPINDI: While 1,368 Pakistani students have been brought back from Bishkek during the past four days, two more flights being operated from Islamabad and Lahore on Friday midnight and Saturday morning will facilitate repatriation of 348 more students stranded in Kyrgyzstan.

A spokesman for Pakis­tan International Airlines said the national flag carrier had operated eight special flights during the last four days and about 1,368 students reached their homeland safely thro­­ugh these flights.

He said that PIA’s operation also included two more special flights to Bishkek. One of the flights would depart from Lahore on Friday midnight and the other flight would depart from Islamabad for Bishkek at 8am on Saturday.

He said that 348 more students are reaching home through these two flights, which were being operated from Lahore and Islamabad.

PIA is operating these special flights to bring back Pakistani students to different cities of the country including Islam­abad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.

Published in Dawn, May 25th, 2024

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