ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Saturday said that some of the Pakistanis at Kuwait airport, stranded owing to the cancellation of flights to Lahore, were issued boarding passes on the day while rest would be accommodated by the airline on Sunday.
In a statement, the spokesperson said due to heavy rains, Kuwait had declared an emergency for three days and its airport had suspended operations for few hours on Thursday.
Some Pakistani passengers transiting through Kuwait were stranded due to the cancellation of flights of Kuwait airlines to Lahore.
On receipt of information, he said the team of Pakistan’s embassy was sent to the airport to get in touch with Pakistanis and provide immediate assistance.
He said the ambassador spoke to the head of Kuwait airlines operations and pressed for accommodating women and children in today (Saturday)’s flight.
“As a result, some passengers were issued boarding passes for the flight leaving for Lahore tonight. Remaining would be accommodated tomorrow,” he said.