Islamabad: After the Gulf state lifted travel restrictions imposed in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) resumed flight operations to and from Kuwait on Monday.
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“With two weekly flights, PIA is resuming its [Kuwait] operation,” the airline said in a statement. “The Foreign Ministry, Pakistan’s ambassador to Kuwait, and Kuwait’s envoy to Islamabad all contributed to the resumption of operations.”
Arshad Malik, PIA’s Chief Executive Officer, congratulated the Minister of Aviation, the Secretary of Aviation, and the Aviation Division’s management for their contributions to the operation’s restoration.
He also praised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan’s ambassador to Kuwait, and Kuwait’s ambassador to Pakistan for providing all possible support in this respect. In a tweet, the CEO promised that the PIA will continue to provide professional service to Pakistanis and valuable passengers.
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After a decade of suspensions for visitors from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Kuwait began issuing business and family visas to Pakistanis in March, citing “challenging security conditions” in the five nations.