Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Overseas Pakistanis, said that air tickets would be provided at a discounted price for the return of students stranded in China.
He said that the air ticket from Wuhan would be only Rs 50,000 and the government of Pakistan would operate a special PIA flight on May 18.
As a spcl gesture for 🇵🇰 students in Wuhan for their patience during #Covid as they’ve suffered most, we‘re offering subsidised tickets at Rs.50k for spcl repatriation flt on 18May.
Thankyou to everyone at @Official_PIA & @ForeignOfficePk for coming together to make this happen
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) May 15, 2020
Zulfi Bukhari said that 300 students stranded in China would be returning.
It is believed that the corona virus first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan, after which China sealed off the entire city and hundreds of Pakistanis were also stranded there.