Pakistani citizens stranded at Doha international airport, Qatar are expected to return later today via a special flight as all international flights have been suspended by the government as part of sweeping measures to contain the spread-out.
In order to facilitate the stranded pax at Doha airport, Qatar Airways will operate a special flight to Isb with 72 Pakistani pax on board. Flight is expected to arrive at IIAP at 0140 hours on 24th March. The pax will be subject to strict health screening as advised by the MoH.
— PCAAOfficial (@official_pcaa) March 23, 2020
Pakistanis are left stranded various airports across the globe after the federal government suspended international flights into the country till April.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the passengers are scheduled to arrive at Islamabad International Airport in a special Qatar Airways flight.
However, the number of passengers remains unclear with Aviation Division claiming 72 Pakistanis will be repatriated instead of 50 as claimed by the FO.