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Students returning from Wuhan could get subsidized tickets: Bukhari

Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development  Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has said the second batch of Pakistani students, which was to be airlifted from Wuhan on June 5, would get subsidized tickets of Rs 50,000.
On a social media website, the special assistant wrote,  “Continuing our goodwill for students returning from Wuhan, as per PM Imran Khan’s directives the ticket cost of second flight returning from Wuhan on June, 5 will also be capped at Rs. 50,000.”

“We haven’t forgotten your long suffering & continued support..sorry for the confusion,” the SAPM added to his tweet, apologizing for the misunderstanding created over the cost of air tickets.
He also admitted the students’ perseverance during their stay in Wuhan amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
As many as 280 students would be repatriated from Wuhan city of China through a special flight, said an official of the Human Resources Development OP&HRD ministry.
Earlier, over 250 Pakistani students were evacuated last month through a special flight of Pakistan International Airline.
The first batch of students was also given discounted tickets as a special gesture from the government, he added.
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