Islamabad: Two other Pakistan International Airlines flights carrying 390 passengers have arrived in Islamabad from Kabul as part of its operation to evacuate people who want to leave Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.
The national flag carrier airlifted people from ten different countries including Germany and the Philippines. The flights also brought back citizens of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The first returning flight was Airbus, and the second was Boeing 777.
PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik himself boarded the first flight to Kabul today to encourage the crew to participate in the evacuation work.
A PIA spokesperson said that when the PIA flight entered the airspace of Afghanistan, the director of the country’s aviation administration expressed a warm welcome.
The Director of the Pakistan Intelligence Agency also held meetings with staff from the Afghan civil aviation authority and NATO forces.
Earlier in the day, with the support of the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul and local authorities, PIA brought 350 passengers back to Islamabad.
The passengers included approximately 250 World Bank staff and others who returned to Islamabad on two Boeing 777 flights.