Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that Pakistan will partially open its airspace for international flights on Sunday.
In a post on Twitter, the premier said, “Tomorrow we will partially open airspace for intl flights. This is being done specially to help our Overseas workers who have suffered most in this pandemic but have shown great courage & made us proud.”
PM Imran welcomed the expatriates returning to their homes and assured that the government would facilitate them in every way.
Tomorrow we will partially open airspace for intl flights.This is being done specially to help our Overseas workers who have suffered most in this pandemic but have shown great courage & made us proud. We welcome you back home & our govt will facilitate you in every way.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 20, 2020
The prime minister also appreciated the philanthropic role played by the overseas Pakistani community in helping their countrymen abroad during COVID 19.
“There are many examples where the Pakistani community has been a source of inspiration, helping those around in need,” he said.
I appreciate the philanthropic role played by the Overseas Pakistani community in helping their brothers & sisters abroad during Covid19. There are many examples where the Pakistani community has been a source of inspiration, helping those around in need.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 20, 2020
Earlier, the government announce that Pakistan is set to restore international flight operations today (Saturday) to and from all its international airports, except Gwadar and Turbat.
Spokesman for the Aviation Division Abdul Sattar Khokhar stated in a press release on Friday that the permission for international flight operations would be subject to restrictions and limitations as decided by the competent authority from time to time in the light of the current Covid-19 scenario and implementation of health protocols.
Additionally, cargo, special and diplomatic flights would continue to be authorised as per procedure in vogue, the spokesman said.
Adherence to the relevant applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs) would be mandatory for all airline operators, he said.