KARACHI: Multan airspace has been shut for all flights, sources said. No flight was allowed to enter the area surrounding Multan for two hours.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) when contacted regarding the situation, refused to tell the reason of Multan airspace closure.
Geo news correspondent Tariq Abul Hassan told that two flights were not allowed to enter the area and directed to change their direction while another flight coming from Lahore was sent back. Meanwhile, another flight from Hyderabad landed at Sukkur.
Courtesy: The News
by Wichaar Desk
SRINAGAR: Chief minister Omar Abdullah has castigated Pakistan government for refusing air-route to international flights to the Srinagar airport.
The Government of India in August 2006 had upgraded the status of Srinagar airport to international airport. To begin with the government started Indian airlines flights directly from Srinagar airport to Dubai in February 2009.
“We used to operate one weekly flight on Sundays only and charge Rs 7000 per passenger as the airfare. However, we discontinued the operation since January 2010 as we did not get the sufficient passengers from Srinagar to Dubai,” Indian airlines manager Mohammad Iqbal Dar said.
Chief minister Omar Abdullah, however, on Monday revealed that the Srinagar-Dubai flights were discontinued in 2010 due to the refusal of air-route over Pakistan by the government of Pakistan. …
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