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Wednesday, 27 February, 2019, 16 : 05 PM [IST]

Pakistan suspends flight operations in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces amid India-Pak tensions

According to Lahore airport manager, flight operations at Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports have been suspended in the wake of the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India.
As per the reports of Press Trust of India (PTI), flight operations were suspended across major airports in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces on in the wake of the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India, according to a media report.

The move comes amid escalating of tension between India and Pakistan after IAF carried out strikes on terror bases in Pakistan. 

According to Lahore airport manager, flight operations at Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports have been suspended, the Geo News reported.

All incoming and outgoing local and international flights have been suspended until further orders, he was quoted as saying.

"A flight from Guanghzou, China has been sent back," the manager further said.

The channel quoting its sources said a passenger airplane was stopped from taking off from Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar on the orders of Civil Aviation Authority.

India has also shut down five airports in Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Chandigarh and Amritsar, on Wednesday for civilian air traffic shortly after an IAF jet crashed in Kashmir's Budgam district, officials said.




(Source: PTI)

 
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