ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approved the resumption of international flights after Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari raised the matter with him, sources informed media.
According to the sources, the matter was discussed in a federal cabinet meeting where Bukhari briefed the members on the difficulties and hardships faced by overseas Pakistanis.
The prime minister, while green lighting the resumption of international flights, asked the relevant authorities to devise a plan of action to repatriate Pakistanis stranded abroad.
At the initial stage, the flights will only operate from Gulf countries and after the safe repatriation of Pakistanis stranded there, those from other countries will be brought back as well, the sources said.
Those rendered unemployed and labourers will be brought in the first phase, they added.
The premier, while stressing on the importance of overseas Pakistanis, said that they...