Tens of thousands of Pakistanis await repatriation flights

Some 35,000 people have registered with the Pakistani embassy in Abu Dhabi to return home but Pakistan must provide repatriation flights.

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have been stranded abroad, awaiting repatriation flights.

The government says citizens who wish to do so will soon be brought back from countries such as the United Arab Emirates.

But the speed in which the government is conducting its coronavirus response has drawn criticism both home and abroad.

Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports.