ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi to ensure every possible assistance to Pakistanis at Turkish Airports.
A large number of Turkish Airlines Flights had been cancelled, delayed or rescheduled out of Istanbul and Ankara because of the situation in Turkey. The airline has now resumed operations.
Two officers deputed by the Pakistan Embassy and Consulate General of Pakistan in Istanbul are at the Ataturk airport to assist the Pakistanis there. The telephone numbers for contact by Pakistanis in Turkey are as follows:
1. Istanbul: 0090-532-568-3413
2. Ankara: 0090-505-979-5393
The Embassy and Consulate are in constant touch with Turkish Airlines to help facilitate the departure of these Pakistanis.
The Airline has advised that they should get the tickets changed in the transit lounge.
Both officers are receiving a high volume of calls and if the callers find the numbers busy and the call gets diverted to a recording, kindly try again or text the officer instead.
The Embassy and Consulate are also in contact with the Pakistani community in Turkey and by the grace of the Almighty the community members are reported safe.