A flight of the Shaheen Air International will leave for China tonight (Sunday night) to bring back the stranded Pakistanis in Guangzhou.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Spokesman Pervez George, the faulty parts of the Shaheen Air’s plane have arrived and will be fixed now. He expressed hope that the work will be completed in a couple of hours and the plane will be ready to fly to China.

In an announcement on Sunday, the CAA said that the objection raised by the authority with regard to the fitness of the SAI plane - scheduled to carry the stranded passengers back home - have been addressed.

The CAA spokesperson further said that about 324 passengers were stranded in Guangzhou. He said that the CAA is also in contact with their counterparts in China to facilitate this arrangement.

“The required hosepipes have arrived from abroad and are presently in process of customs clearance and consequently will be fitted in due course, enabling the carrier to fly without any sort of risk,” elaborated the spokesman.

It was reminded that SAI, failing to clear dues amounting Rs.1.5 billion to CAA, was prohibited to utilize facilities and services offered by the authority, however, on purely humanitarian grounds it was allowed to carry back the Pakistanis who had booked their seats, prior to the imposed ban, with SAI from Guanzhou to different parts of the country.