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Special flight to bring stranded Pakistanis back from UAE on 18th April

Special flight to bring stranded Pakistanis

Special flight to bring stranded Pakistanis back from UAE on 18th April.

 

Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari said this in a video message on Wednesday.

Zulfi Bukhari said new schedule of flights will be issued on Saturday.

Special flight to bring stranded Pakistanis

He said priority is being given to bring back those stranded in transit flights or their visas have been expired.

He said those who have lost their jobs are also being given the priority.

Repatriation of stranded Pakistanis has entered second phase on Tuesday.

Pakistan government will bring back stranded Pakistanis through nine special flights in this phase.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi shared it with Special Committee of the Parliament on coronavirus in Islamabad.

He said 39,748 Pakistanis are currently waiting for their repatriation to their homeland.

Moreover, he said they have brought back 1,640 Pakistanis through 12 special flights so far.

Now, they are making efforts to bring back more and more Pakistanis in the next flight operation starting from today.

Coronavirus death toll rises

Coronavirus death toll rises to 107 in Pakistan while total number of coronavirus infection cases reached 5,988.

These include Punjab, 2945, Sindh, 1518, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 865, Balochistan 240, Islamabad Capital Territory 140, Gilgit-Baltistan 234, and Azad Kashmir 46 cases.

So far 1,446 patients of Coronavirus have been recovered, while 107 died (Sindh: 35, Punjab: 28, KP: 38, ICT: 1, Balochistan:2 and GB:3) and 44 others are in a critical condition.

According to National Command and Operation Center this morning (8:30am), 73,439 tests have been conducted since outbreak of the pandemic.

Local transmission is 55 percent and foreign travel 45 percent.

The government has made ready five hundred and eighty-eight hospitals with Covid facilities with 1496 patients admitted across the country, while 352 quarantine facilities have been established with 16,387 people housed in them.

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