More repatriation flights have been announced for Pakistani nationals in the UAE, with several departures scheduled in the first half of June.
Based on the -, several flights will depart from over the Gulf in the coming days.
A total of 37 flights will need faraway from the UAE between Tuesday, June 9 and Monday, June 15, a tweet from the federal government department added, bound for several Pakistani cities including Islamabad, Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad.
Almost all will be operated by Pakistan International Airline (PIA), though 11 will be operated by UAE airlines, the ministry added.
How will you book these flights?
Those who desire to return home must submit their request to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai. They will be contacted by officials and you will be informed on how to go forward with purchasing the airfare tickets.
The UAE airlines that will be operating the repatriation flights have not yet been confirmed, nor have the departure airports, but flights are scheduled each day until Wednesday, June 15. The National has already reached out to a number of local airlines for information which routes they are operating; scroll down for a complete set of the departing flights from the UAE.
Previously, Pakistan announced special flights departing between Monday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 10, the flights from June 11 to 15 are all new.
The Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Department also confirmed that overseas passengers will be tested for Covid-19 on arrival.
"It’s a fact that people are testing everyone landing at airports," the ministry mentioned on Twitter.
The department also added that 6 % of confirmed coronavirus cases were related to overseas passengers arriving in Pakistan.
A lot more than 20,000 Pakistanis have already been repatriated home from the UAE since mid April, figures released earlier this week showed.
Around 15,000 passengers departed on flights from Dubai, while 5,000 boarded special charters from Abu Dhabi, according to authorities.
Officials from the Overseas Pakistani and RECRUITING Development Department said about 60,000 Pakistanis are still waiting to come back home from the UAE.
Here is a full set of the repatriation flights departing the UAE for Pakistan:
Tuesday, June 9: Two flights to Peshawar, one flight to Faisalabad
Wednesday, June 10: One flight to Peshawar, one flight to Faisalabad, one flight to Islamabad, one flight to Lahore
Thursday, June 11: One flight to Peshawar, one flight to Islamabad, two flights to Karachi, one flight to Lahore, one flight to Faisalabad, one flight to Multan
Friday, June 12: One flight to Peshawar, one flight to Karachi, one flight to Lahore, one flight to Faisalabad, one flight to Multan
Saturday, June 13: One flight to Islamabad, one flight to Karachi, one flight to Lahore, one flight to Peshawar, two flights to Multan, one flight to Faisalabad
Sunday, June 14: Two flights to Multan, one flight to Peshawar, one flight to Karachi, one flight to Islamabad
Monday, June 15: Two flights to Karachi, one flight to Multan, one flight to Lahore, one flight to Peshawar, one flight to Faisalabad.