Thursday Apr 02, 2020
KARACHI: Pakistan extended its suspension on international flight operations on Wednesday — as a coronavirus precautionary measure — leaving several citizens stranded in different parts of the world.
Shamoon Abbasi while speaking to Geo News said that he was stuck in Thailand and wanted to return to Pakistan but due to the closure of flights he was unable to.
"We had received information that flights would resume by April 4, that is why we did not take this matter up with the media," he said.
"I had arrived in Thailand in mid of February, the situation was not so bad at that time," he said, adding that the crisis has worsened since then.
"I got to know that Pakistan had closed its airspace on March 21, my flight was only a few days after," he regretted.
"The Pakistani embassy does not have a clear picture of the matter as to when the flight operations would resume," he added.
Meanwhile, Mohib Mirza said that there was a crew of 21 people along with him including, Sara Loren, Sanam Saeed, Abbasi, Imam Syed and the rest of his team.
He requested the government to divert a special flight to Thailand for their repatriation.