A day after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directions, 300 nationals stranded in Malaysia were brought back by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
In a tweet, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) stated “they were proud of their crew who flew the special flight and “brought home 300 plus Pakistanis who were stranded”.
“PIA is honored to perform its duties on the instruction of PM Imran Khan,” the tweet added.
According to a statement by the Foreign Office (FO) a day earlier, a special aircraft of PIA was to bring home 320 Pakistanis nationals lodged in Malaysian jails “but stuck due to the cancellation of direct flights between the two countries”. Most of the people who were imprisoned were there due to the expiry of visa or residence permits, the statement added.