Huge numbers of those stranded have been not able to get discounts or elective flights and have been compelled to remain in the nation in spite of coming up short on cash.
Understudies, transient guests and old individuals structure most of the stranded Pakistanis who wish to go back to Pakistan. At first, Pakistani airspace was shut till April 4 yet even now business flights are not being permitted to work.
Pakistan’s High Commissioner in the UK, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria composed a letter to stranded Pakistanis in which he stated, “I wish to educate you that as indicated by the PIA, exceptional flights are being organized to encourage the arrival of stranded Pakistanis in the UK. We have given your data to PIA with the solicitation to hold your seats on the most readily accessible flights.”
Accordingly, Major (R) Syed Faisal, who is a momentary guest to the UK and stranded, stated, “The PHC, London educated me that they have composed with PIA and every one of the individuals who have shared their subtleties like visa and identification duplicate with PHC will be guided for additional procedure of booking flights. In any case, until this point in time, nobody has moved toward me with respect to booking. Besides, PIA has expelled every extraordinary departure from their site. Nobody realizes where to contact for booking. PIA is charging a normal £800-900 an individual. I came here for a brief term however I am here in London for more than 20 days. I am left with no cash to eat and live. We as a whole intrigue to the administration for masterminding unique flights and that too either on helpful premise free or with the ordinary admission.”
Numerous different Pakistanis are left stranded in the UK who are coming up short on cash just as clinical supplies and are left in vulnerability over their future.
Habibur Rehman, a heart quiet who is stuck in Stoke on Trent stated, “I am coming up short on my medication, I have heart issues yet the drug stores here aren’t giving me prescriptions over the counter. They state they need a medicine however specialists aren’t permitting me to visit the emergency clinic. My first flight was on March 24, which was dropped, at that point I booked another for March 26, which was likewise dropped. Presently I have a ticket for April 16, I don’t know whether PIA will fly me.”
Mohammad Noman, an older representative from Karachi stated, “My better half and I are diabetic and heart patients, we don’t have clinical supplies. Reached Pakistan High Commission on various occasions however no assistance. They took my data however sat idle. PIA has not participated, given no data. Their underlying ticket was for March 21 when the airspace shut.”
Noman’s child, Burhan who is amazingly steamed at his parent’s condition stated, “We are residents of Pakistan and our own nation isn’t taking us back.”
Another Karachi occupant who fills in as a fabric shipper and is stuck in the UK stated, “I’m a circulatory strain persistent. At the point when my medication finished, the National Health Service (NHS) allowed me multi week’s stock and said this was everything they could give since I’m an outsider. I don’t have a clue what will befall my wellbeing in the event that I don’t get my medication. The Pakistani government ought to do all that they can to support me.”
Faisal Effendi, a law understudy who is stuck in London, stated, “The conflicting strategies of administration of Pakistan is on rehashing mode. The confounded arrangements make the life of Pakistan exiles hopeless and we are living in a condition of vulnerability. Since the suspension of universal flights, government declares unique flights, which transformed into a fantasy for some Pakistanis because of unexpected strike of pilots with respect to COVID-19 issue.
“I purchased a ticket for an uncommon trip of PIA for £765 one way London Heathrow to Islamabad yet it’s deferred for the subsequent time and still don’t have the foggiest idea what is refreshed flight status. PIA authorities and government specialists are every now and again changing explanations and approaches which leave stranded Pakistanis in disarray and wretchedness.”
Bilal Khan, who works in a bank in Glasgow, revealed to That how his mom cried each time they talked on the telephone. He stated, “I have purchased 3 tickets however all the flights have been dropped. I am separated from everyone else here, I have no family, no companions, I need to return home however I don’t have the foggiest idea about what’s happening. Whenever stranded British residents can go to the UK in full flights, for what reason did the flights leave void for Pakistan. Wouldn’t we be able to have been encouraged for these flights? Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Zulfi Bukhari make enormous guarantees however have failed to help us. For what reason did discharge planes return to Pakistan rather than us?”
While PIA is tolerating appointments from April 16, travelers stay uncertain whether they will be reclaimed to Pakistan or not as 1 Great British Pounds cost more than 200 Pakistani rupees, which makes it progressively hard for stranded Pakistanis to keep remaining in the UK.
When drawn closer, a PIA official remarked, “There’s lucidity as on now. We are selling future flights just for June onwards. Our choices are connected with choices made by the legislature of Pakistan, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority and National Disaster Management Authority.”