Jakarta: 19 May 2020.
A special PIA flight carrying 237 stranded Pakistanis, left Jakarta for Islamabad this morning.
Ambassador Abdul Salik Khan and a team of officers and staff from the Embassy were at the airport to bid farewell to the Pakistan nationals, who appreciated the efforts of the Mission in facilitating their stay as well as arranging the special flight enabling them to celebrate Eid ul Fitr with their loved ones.
With the concerted efforts of the Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the two countries and seamless coordination with the PIA authorities, almost all stranded Pakistanis have been able to return to Pakistan safe and sound. This was the second such flight during the past five weeks. Earlier, on 18 April 2020, 221 Pakistanis had returned to Pakistan from Indonesia. Around 450 Pakistanis were stranded in different parts of Indonesia due to flight cancellations and lockdowns amid Covid-19 Pandemic outbreak.