Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will operate a ferry flight to Istanbul at the earliest to evacuate Pakistanis stranded.
According to a statement issued this evening, PIA Chairman Azam Saigol said that Boeing-777 will be sent to Istanbul to bring back Pakistanis.
Earlier, an attempted military coup by a faction of the Army was repelled in Turkey on Friday night when hundreds of thousands of people took out to streets on the call of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey’s government said Saturday it was firmly in control after a coup attempt the night before sparked violence and chaos, leaving 161 people dead.
In Istanbul, a defiant Erdogan addressed the throngs, telling them that the coup had been quashed.
“The government is in control,” he told supporters as they chanted his name. “Fifty percent of the people elected the President and that President is on duty.”