Special flights to take stranded Pakistanis in Turkey back home
He said arrangements have been made to send stranded Pakistanis from Istanbul airport via two flights to Islamabad and Karachi.
Meanwhile, Turk Airline has started special flight operation to take the Pakistanis stranded at Istanbul airport back to their country.
A Turk airline flight TK-708 carrying 140 passengers has arrived in Karachi. Most of the passengers on board the flight were travelling from the United States and Canada.
Another flight TK-118 has also left Istanbul for Karachi. Some other flights are also expected to bring the Pakistanis back home.
Emergency contact numbers for Pakistanis
Pakistan Embassy in Ankara and Consulate General in Istanbul have released emergency contact numbers for the assistance of the Pakistani community in Turkey.
The number of Embassy in Ankara is 0090-505-979-5393 and Consulate General number in Istanbul is 0090-532-568-3413.