30 flights in next 10 days focus UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to bring back Pakistanis.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security, Dr. Moeed Yusuf said the government’s target is to bring back all the stranded Pakistanis from abroad at the earliest in a safe manner.
He said this while addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza.
30 flights in next 10 days
Government has brought back 15,000 stranded Pakistanis from 38 countries.
He said it has been decided to operate thirty flights in the next ten days.
The flights will focus United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar because 90 percent of 100,000 Pakistanis stranded in these gulf countries.
He said flights will be operated in other regions also including Africa to facilitate the return of stranded Pakistanis.
The Special Assistant said the flights are being operated keeping in view our capacity of testing and quarantine.
Moeed Yusuf said the process of bringing back Pakistanis will be further accelerated in the days ahead with improvement in testing and quarantine capacity.
The Special Assistant on National Health Services once again appealed the people to follow precautionary measures and the SOPs to avoid the spread of the Covid-19.
Dr Zafar Mirza said the testing capacity is being enhanced. So far, one hundred and ninety four thousand tests have been carried out. Of these nine thousand and one hundred and sixty four were carried out during the last twenty-four hours which are the highest in a single day. He expressed the commitment to further enhance the testing capacity in the days ahead.
Dr Zafar Mirza said the coronavirus cases have witnessed an increase in the country but these are still less than the projections.