LAHORE - Being directed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, PIA’s another flight Pk-8002 transported 200 more Pakistanis stranded in Libya to their homeland on Friday. It is worth mentioning here that the national flag carrier had transported 500 Pakistanis from Libya who were stranded in Libya a week back.

According to the PIA spokesman, the national flag carrier had decided to operate special flights to Libya to bring back the stranded Pakistanis and the first Boeing 747 relief flight arrived Thursday at Lahore airport at 12:15 pm. On their arrival, PIA district manager Muhammad Umer Draz, station manager Manzoor Hussain Jr, ticket office manager Israrul Haq and public relations manager Athar Hasan Awan welcomed the passengers.

The stranded Pakistanis thanked the prime minister for his concern to bring them back to Pakistan. They also appreciated PIA for operating flight in a war zone.

The PIA spokesperson said more flights to Libya would be operated on the government’s instructions. “Pakistan International Airlines, the national flag carrier, has always stood by the people whether it’s a relief operation during natural disasters or bringing back the standard Pakistanis to join their loved ones,” said the spokesman.