Saudi Arabia allowed PIA to continue flight operation for 2 weeks
Riyadh - As of today. there are approximately 15,000 Umrah pilgrims present in the Kingdom. Necessary arrangements are being made for their early return to Pakistan". This is stated by the Ambassador of Pakistan Raja Ali Ejaz in an emergency press conference today.

The Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh and the Consulate General. of Pakistan in Jeddah are cognizant of the difficulties faced by the Pakistani Umrah pilgrims as a result of the suspension of all international flights by the Kingdom from 1100 hours today. 

General Authority of Civil. Aviation (GACA), and Pakistan International. Airlines

Both the Missions are in regular contact with the relevant authorities. particularly. Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). and Pakistan International Airlines, for their safe and early return to Pakistan. 

The Two Missions have constituted a three-member committee (each) comprising of senior officers for the guidance of this Umrah zaireen as well as Pakistanis (holding valid residencies) who are on leave in Pakistan and waiting for their return to the Kingdom. These committees are working extensively to provide necessary information to our nationals. 


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