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40 Pakistanis stranded in Sri Lanka reach Pakistan

KARACHI: Around 40 stranded citizens have arrived in Pakistan via Sri Lankan Airlines flight today.
A flight of the Sri Lankan Airlines with 40 Pakistanis stranded in Colombo on board landed at the Karachi International airport. The passengers were disinfected by the staff of the Civil Aviation Authority upon landing.
The passengers upon their arrival praised the efforts of Pakistani High Commission for providing all possible support and assistance during their stay in Sri Lanka during these difficult times.
The passengers were screened and later were sent to the quarantine facility as a precautionary measure amid coronavirus outbreak.
A group of 50 stranded Pakistanis had also been flown back from Sri Lanka last week. It must be noted that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday allowed Sri Lanka to operate special flights to the country.
Earlier on 1st May, around 254 citizens stranded in Saudi Arabia, owing to the suspension of airline operations due to the COVID-19 epidemic, have reached Pakistan via a special flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
The special flight along with the passengers landed in the federal capital from Riyadh. Upon their arrival, the passengers were screened and checked by the doctors at the airport.

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