Friday Nov 09, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani pilgrims, who have been stranded at the Baghdad airport since past four days, finally received tickets on Friday for return back home.
On Thursday, over 100 Pakistani pilgrims stranded at the Iraqi capital city’s airport appealed to the government for assistance.
Sources said that the Pakistani Embassy in Iraq has arranged for tickets.
The pilgrims will leave Baghdad at 11 am from foreign airline EK-942 to Dubai, and will reach Karachi through flight EK-600, sources informed.
Appealing to the government for assistance, the pilgrims had said they did not have money for food or to buy return tickets.
“We are facing difficulties as Shah Khurasan travel agent did not give us our tickets or passports on time,” the pilgrims had said. “The elderly and children are being forced to sleep on floors in the cold and several have fallen sick,” the pilgrims lamented.