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Pakistan’s airspace closed till additional discover as tensions with India escalate | Pakistan

Emirates, Air Canada and Qatar Airways amongst others have suspended flights to Pakistan. Photograph: File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan airspace’s remained closed for a second day on Thursday amid escalating tensions with India.

All flight operations throughout the nation have been suspended till additional discover. 

A number of airways, together with Emirates, Air Canada and Qatar Airways, have suspended flights to Pakistan owing to closure of its airspace.

Etihad, flydubai, Gulf Air, SriLankan Airways and Air Canada additionally suspended providers to the nation and flight monitoring portals confirmed Singapore Airways, British Airways and others had been compelled to reroute flights.

On Wednesday night, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had stated that flight operations in Pakistan had been partially restored after being utterly suspended. Nevertheless, on Thursday all flight operations remained totally suspended.

Director Basic Inter-Providers Public Relations Main Basic Asif Ghafoor in a media briefing on Wednesday stated the choice to shut the airspace had been taken as a result of prevailing safety scenario.

Pakistan carried out air strikes and shot down two Indian army jets on Wednesday, a day after Indian warplanes “intruded” Pakistan airspace for the primary time since a struggle in 1971, prompting main powers to induce each of the nuclear-armed nations to point out restraint.

Pressure has been elevated because the Pulwama assault on February 14 wherein 14 Indian paramilitaries had been killed in occupied Kashmir.


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