PIA flight carrying passengers from Afghanistan to land in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD (PEN) – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight carrying 350 passengers from Afghanistan will land in Islamabad today (Friday) at 1:00pm.

According to details, the representatives of World Bank and international organizations are present on the flight.

The government sources told that Pakistan has taken special arrangements for its employees working in embassy in Afghanistan.

Earlier, PIA aircraft, that was stuck at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, returned to Islamabad.

The PIA plane left Islamabad for Kabul on Wednesday to bring back Pakistanis and foreign diplomats stranded in Kabul but was unable to fly back.

According to PIA spokesperson, it was the first international flight to take off from Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of Kabul.

“Pakistanis, foreign diplomats, and officials from important international institutions were aboard the flight,” said the airline’s spokesperson adding that the PIA chief executive Arshad Malik was personally overseeing the situation.

The details about the aircraft and flight were kept hidden for security reasons.