Flights from Gulf states to Peshawar Airport will resume from tomorrow: CM
PESHAWAR: In order to facilitate return of Overseas Pakistanis from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to their homeland, international flights from Gulf states to Bacha Khan Airport Peshawar have been restored and flights will formally resume from 1st June.
To this effect, the first flight of Saudi Airline with 250 passengers onboard will land at Peshawar International Airport on Monday.
The announcement was made by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in a statement issued here on Saturday.
The chief minister said as per the flight schedule, first flight of Saudi Airline would land on Bacha Khan International Airport on Monday, 1st June and, second flight of the same airline will arrive on 3rd June whereas next flight of Pakistan International Airline will arrive on 6th June.
It may well be recalled here that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, during a call on meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, had requested him for restoration of direct flights from Gulf States to Peshawar Airport in order to facilitate the return of overseas Pakistanis from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stuck up there due to the prevailing Corona situation.
The Prime Minister had issued necessary instructions to the relevant quarters in this regard. – APP