Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Foreign Ministry cancels evacuation flights for Pakistanis stranded in Ukraine

Several evacuation flights for Pakistanis who have become stranded in war-torn Ukraine have been canceled, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Emergency evacuation flights to Ukraine to bring back stranded Pakistanis from Poland have been canceled by the Pakistani foreign ministry, according to a statement. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the flight carried just 95 passengers.

Within the next 36 to 48 hours, an aircraft operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is expected to depart for the country of Poland.

It was completed preparations for PIA to run two planes to Poland in order to evacuate the citizens before the flight plan was changed.

After receiving directions from the foreign ministry, the spokesperson for the ministry said in a statement that the planes to Poland will depart as soon as possible.

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Prior to the strike on Russia, it was learned that Pakistani authorities in Ukraine had stepped up evacuation activities and that the process was continuing on Saturday as families of Pakistani diplomats in Kyiv and students were relocated to border areas of the war-torn country.

According to information provided by Pakistan’s embassy, 12 families of embassy employees have been evacuated and are currently being relocated near the Ukraine-Romania border. This was said in the statement: “The Pakistani embassy in Romania is assisting with the entire evacuation procedure.”

Furthermore, after boarding a train from Kharkiv last night, 34 more students who had been stranded in Kyiv were on their way to Loyo from where they had been trapped. The students will be attended to by the embassy’s facilitation desk in Loyo, after which they will be sent to a border area.

According to Pakistan’s envoy in Ukraine, 3,000 students were present in Ukraine, with most of them having been evacuated and only up to 600 remaining in Kyiv.

In addition, he stated that “up to 50 more students will be evacuated tonight,” and that they will be transferred to Poland. While “we are now dealing with attacks in Ukraine, and the banking system is not functioning at this time,” he added, “we are still doing everything we can to evacuate all Pakistanis.”

Yesterday, As a result of a telephone conversation between the ambassador and the chief executive officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Pakistan began preparing a flight plan to evacuate Pakistani nationals and students who had become trapped in war-torn Ukraine.

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