Lahore: The Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Munir Akram said that Pakistan has evacuated approximately 1,100 people from Kabul, including diplomats, staff from diplomatic missions and international agencies, and journalists.
In an interview with CNN, he said that our embassy in Kabul is open and provides convenience for all those who seek visas and want to use Pakistan as a transit point for leaving Afghanistan.
He said that we have three flights to Kabul Airport every day to allow about five to six hundred people to leave.
It is worth mentioning here that a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight carrying 350 passengers from Afghanistan will land in Islamabad at 1 o’clock this afternoon.
It is understood that the passengers also include representatives of the World Bank and international organizations.
Government sources said that Pakistan has made special arrangements for its employees working in the Afghan embassy.
Earlier, the PIA aircraft parked at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul returned to Islamabad.
The PIA plane left Islamabad on Wednesday for Kabul, bringing back Pakistanis and foreign diplomats stranded in Kabul, but was unable to fly back.
According to a PIA spokesperson, this was the first international flight to take off from Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of Kabul.
“Pakistans, foreign diplomats and officials of important international institutions are all on the plane,” the airline spokesperson said, adding that PIA chief executive Arshad Malik personally monitored the situation.