Saudi Arabia government announced positive news for stranded Pakistani Umrah pilgrims in Kingdom
*ISLAMABAD – **Saudi Arabia government announced positive news for stranded Pakistani Umrah pilgrims in Kingdom.*
*The Saudi Arabia government on Sunday gave further two-days to Pakistan International Airline (PIA) for evacuating the Umrah pilgrims.*
According to the details garnered, Saudi Arabia authorities have allowed Pakistan to evacuate its citizens stranded in Jeddah and Madina due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The PIA spokesperson said that the national airlines will continue the operation till March 18 to fly back all the Pakistanis from Saudi Arabia.
On the other hand, the Saudi civial aviation suspended all the commercial international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus. The PIA has also been notified of flights closure.
“The kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (starting from Sunday March 15th) as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of #CoronaVirus,” the foreign ministry tweeted.