PIA: (Second PIA flight to bring 200 Pakistanis from Djibouti today)

ISLAMABAD: The second PIA plane will leave for Djibouti today (Wednesday) evening to bring back Pakistanis stranded in Yemen.

According to n Civil Aviation Division spokesperson, the airbus will return back to Karachi tonight with 200 Pakistanis from Djibouti.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson, these Pakistanis have reached Aden from various places and will be evacuated by Chinese Naval ship to Djibouti. Later, they will be flown to Pakistan by PIA special flight.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Naval ship dispatched to evacuate Pakistanis from Aden is on its way and is expected to dock in the open sea near Aden tomorrow. The Pakistanis gathered in Aden will be lifted through small boats from the port and shifted to the vessel for their onward journey to Karachi.

According to Civil Aviation Sources, the immigration process of over 200 Pakistanis is underway in a local hotel in Aden to board them on Chinese naval ship. It is expected that the Chinese ship will dock this afternoon at the Aden port and will immediately leave for Djibouti after boarding these Pakistanis.

Pakistani Ambassador in Ethiopia has been instructed to personally set up a camp office in Djibouti to receive these Pakistanis, and organize their immigration, stay and return journey. Djibouti government has agreed to provide the required support.

The Foreign Office said that PIA is planning to arrange another special flight for San’a for evacuation of about 90 Pakistanis stranded there who could not move to Al Hudeida with the convoy and missed the opportunity to be flown back through special flights.

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