A special Saudi Airlines flight SV-3734 brought 254 stranded Pakistani Umrah pilgrims from Jeddah to Lahore. These passengers were stranded after flight operations were suspended in both Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. This operation was carried out under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
- Giving additional charge of DG CAA to Secretary, Aviation Division was “illegal” and “the statement made by the Minister for Aviation on the floor of the National Assembly was not correct”
- The government of Pakistan giving additional charge of DG CAA to Secretary Aviation again is violation of law
- 12 months, 3 advertisements, 600 candidates and still Aviation Division has failed to appoint a DG CAA.
- PIA ATR crashed due to 3 “latent technical factors”
- Indian Airline GoAir’s flight makes emergency landing at Karachi International Airport
There are around 474 Pakistani Umrah pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Umrah has organised two special Saudi Airlines flights to send these pilgrims back to Pakistan. The second special flight carrying the remaining Pakistani pilgrims’ and Umrah Zaireen will leave from Jeddah for Multan on Thursday (April 16).