LAHORE: All flight operations in Pakistan will stay suspended until Thursday midnight, the Civil Aviation Authority stated in a notification on Wednesday.
The authority, in a notification, introduced it has formally closed its airspace until tomorrow midnight, within the wake of escalating border tensions between Pakistan and India.
Flight operations at Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports have been suspended after the Pakistan Air Pressure (PAF) shot down two Indian plane inside Pakistani airspace earlier as we speak and arrested two Indian pilots on floor.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) tweeted a number of hours later that the Pakistani airspace had been closed till additional discover.
Director Common Inter-Companies Public Relations Main Common Asif Ghafoor, in a media briefing following Pakistan’s retaliatory motion, stated the choice to shut the airspace had been taken “because of the setting”.
India has additionally shut down at the least 4 airports after the incident, based on Reuters. Flight operations at Srinagar, Jammu, Pathankot and Leh airports have been suspended. Airports in Chandigarh and Amritsar have additionally been closed.
The complete air house north of Delhi was vacated, Press Belief of India reported.
Pakistan Air Pressure earlier as we speak shot down two Indian jets inside its airspace and arrested two Indian pilots, one in an injured situation, the army spokesperson stated in a press convention hours after the retaliatory motion.
A day in the past, Indian plane had intruded into Pakistani airspace from the Muzaffarabad sector and dropped their payload on what India claimed was a terrorist camp, earlier than they have been repelled by well timed motion from the Pakistan Air Pressure.