Distinct Flight operation to be steered by Pakistan International Airlines
JUNE 7, 2017
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to operate special flights to Doha to bring back Pakistani pilgrims stranded at Doha. Pilgrims from across are currently in Saudi Arabia to visit Mecca on the occasion of Ramadan. The airlines have decided to operate the flight to bring back its citizen affected by the ongoing Gulf diplomatic difficulties.
Chief Financial Officer for PIA, Mr. Nayyar Hayat released the information on Tuesday, that the special flights will be arranged for the stranded pilgrims on Dawn newspaper.
During Ramadan, Pakistani pilgrims who were travelling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah via Qatar were stranded in Doha after seven countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar for supporting terrorism and extremism.
Saudi Arabia and its allies closed all land sea and air contacts with Qatar.
Hayat asked the country manager of PIA to coordinate with the Pakistanis stuck in Qatar. PIA officials in Doha were directed to contact the Pakistani Embassy.
Qatar called the decision “unjustified and based on slander”.