A special plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Boeing-777, reached Islamabad in the wee hours of Wednesday from Poland, carrying 230 Pakistanis stranded in Ukraine due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Ambassador of Poland to Pakistan Maciej Pisarski, his wife Justyna Maria Pisarski, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood and PIA officials received the evacuated Pakistanis at the airport.
On this occasion, Polish Ambassador said, “We as the embassy are very happy that the students have returned home safe and reunited with their families. We are here to show solidarity with the parents and share their pain as they were worried for the safety of their children.” On the occasion, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood thanked the government of Poland and said that Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassies of Pakistan were working hard for the evacuation of Pakistanis stuck in Ukraine.
The flight was a special initiative taken by the government of Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, he added.
The Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) echoed with the slogans of Pakistan Zindabad (Long Live) and the PIA Zindabad raised by the passengers as they came out of the special flight.