Two PIA aircraft bring 499 passengers from Kabul

Staff Reporter

Two PIA aircraft that had been stuck at Kabul airport with a total of 499 passengers on board, were finally permitted to fly and arrived in Islamabad on Sunday evening.

One is a Boeing 777 which has 329 passengers, while the other is an Airbus 320 with 170 passengers.

According to PIA, three flights will be operated between Islamabad and Kabul today, Monday, as well, as there is a large volume of Pakistanis and other nationals looking to leave Kabul.

Earlier, the aircraft were not being allowed the use of the runway to take off as the US military evacuated American diplomats.

Two helicopters belonging to the US military were blocking the runway and over the past few hours, four C-130 cargo planes, also belonging to the US military, landed for evacuations of American diplomats.

Several US embassy cars were seen entering the airport.

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