ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be sending its second aircraft to Yemen to remove the remaining Pakistani Community, Aaj News reported.
Prime Minister’s special assistant on Aviation, Shujaat Azeem said that the foreign office granted permission for the first PIA flight to help evacuate 503 Pakistani Nationals this morning. The removal took place when Saudia halted the airstrikes around Hodeidah airport in order to ensure a safe evacuation.
PM Nawaz Sharif personally monitored the eviction and ordered the officials to take any measure that is needed to bring the citizens back to safety.
The second plane was supposed to left around 10 am Tuesday morning to bring back the remaining 250 Pakistani’s. Earlier this Sunday Tasnim Aslam said that there are around 250 Pakistanis stranded in the town of Mukalla with officials trying to be specific on how many of them wanted to depart from Riyan airport. The Navy Ships are also on its way.
According to the foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmad, there are a total of 3,000 Pakistanis living in Yemen with 1,000 trying to leave the country.