Pak-Saudi flights to resume soon: Ambassador

 Pak-Saudi flights to resume soon: Ambassador

Pakistan’s Ambassador in Riyadh Lt Gen (retd) Bilal Akbar said that Pakistan-Saudi Arab flights would reopen soon

Riyadh, 16 June: Pakistan’s Ambassador in Riyadh Lt Gen (retd) Bilal Akbar said on Wednesday that Pakistan-Saudi Arabia flights would reopen soon to bring Pakistani workers back to the Kingdom.

He said the embassy is in contact with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for resumption of flights.

The ambassador further said applications of about 7,000 illegal Pakistani immigrants have been submitted to Saudi authorities for their repatriation. Once these people are cleared, more applications will be submitted, he added.

On June 4, Saudi Arabia’s human resources and social development ministry announced an exemption of several categories of employees in both public and private sectors from attending the workplace as part of precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19.

According to the new exemptions, employees above 60 years and patients of chronic ailments including especially those having suffered a heart disorder at least once over the past year are allowed to claim remote-working relaxation.

The list also includes patients of chronic pulmonary diseases, severe asthma, or hereditary immune deficiency including thalassemia and sickle cell anaemia.

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For the first time since 15 February 2021, Pakistan has reported less than 1,000 cases in the last 24 hours, data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 35,039 tests were conducted across Pakistan of which 838 people tested positive for the virus, thus putting the coronavirus positivity ratio at 2.39%.

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