Karachi Airspace Partially Shut Till Aug 31

KARACHI: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has changed the airspace routes of Karachi. According to Baaghi TV sources, three Karachi routes were closed for international flights from Aug 28 to Aug 31. The reason for the closure of airspace routes is not revealed yet.

As a result to Pakistani air strikes on Indian paramilitary forces in Pulwama, India-administered Kashmir in February, the bombing of Indian aircraft in Balakot and then the destruction of Indian warplanes by Pakistan, the airspace was closed for all Indian commercial and private flights.

The decision comes a day after Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the Prime Minister is considering to “close” the airspace for India completely.

Full Closure of Airspace for India in Consideration: Chaudhry

“Prime Minister is considering a complete closure of Air Space to India, a complete ban on the use of Pakistan Land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan was also suggested in Cabinet meeting, legal formalities for these decisions are under consideration…!” the minister said in a tweet on Tuesday.

There has been no reason for the closure of the routes and alternative routes have been given for the three routes.


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