ISLAMABAD: As part of the government’s efforts to repatriate stranded Pakistanis in war-hit Ukraine, a Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) chartered flight on Tuesday departed for Poland to bring back the countrymen who were evacuated to Warsaw temporarily following the Russian invasion.
According to a spokesperson of the national flag carrier, the PIA flight PK-7787 flew from Allama Iqbal International Airport at 7:23 (PST) and will land at 10 am (European Time) in Warsaw. The special plane will reach back at the Islamabad International Airport with over 300 Pakistanis on board tonight.
More flights will also be operated to evacuate the stranded Pakistanis in line with the directions of the government, the spokesperson added.
When the crisis began on February 24, there were around 7,000 Pakistanis in Ukraine (community 4,000, students 3,000), the majority of whom had already departed the country on the advice of the Pakistan Embassy.