Trudeau thanks Pakistan’s Imran Khan for help in repatriating Canadians

PRIME Minister on Sunday thanked Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan for his ongoing help to repatriate Canadians seeking to return home during this crisis.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, the two leaders discussed their respective efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health, safety, and economic well-being of their citizens.

They spoke about the importance of a coordinated global response to the COVID crisis, and in particular support for the needs of vulnerable countries affected by the pandemic. In this regard they welcomed measures such as the debt relief agreed by the G20. 

The prime ministers agreed to continue cooperating closely and noted the importance of the strong people-to-people ties between the two countries.

The Canadian embassy in Pakistan tweeted on Monday that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had “conducted the 12th repatriation flight from Pakistan to Canada for a total of over 3500 Cdns & immediate family members returned home since April 2.”