Over 300 Pakistani fly home on board special Pakistan Airline flight from Chicago
A Pakistan International Airline Special Flight arranged by the Government of Pakistan for repatriation of Pakistan Nationals from the US left Chicago for Islamabad on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 by O'Hare Airport Terminal 5. This was the sixth special charter flight arranged by the Government of Pakistan from the US for the safe return of our stranded citizens. Pakistan Nationals who were stuck in the US due to the coronavirus-induced global travel restrictions.
Many countries have banned all international flights from late March due to the coronavirus.
Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) arranging special flights to bring back stranded Pakistanis from USA.
The flight was organized in cooperation with the US embassy in Islamabad working closely with the Pakistani Government and Pakistan International Airlines.
Consul General of Pakistan in Chicago, Mr. Javed Ahmed Umrani and Deputy Consul General Ms. Rabia Shafiq was present at the O'Hare International Airport to oversee arrangements for the flight and to bid farewell to passengers. Speaking on the occasion, Consul General Umrani said that repatriation of stranded Pakistanis is a top priority for the Government of Pakistan. The Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC and its Consulates in the United States will continue to take all possible measures to ensure safe and early return of all the Pakistanis desirous of returning home amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The departing passengers appreciated the arrangements and thanked the Government of Pakistan and Consul General of Pakistan in Chicago, Mr. Javed Ahmed Umrani for his hard work for arranging their return to their motherland.