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Pakistan's airspace to be opened in phases today

ANI | Updated: Mar 01, 2019 18:40 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 1 (ANI): Pakistan will be opening its airspace for commercial flights in phases from today, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Meanwhile, a Notice to the Airmen (NOTAM) has been freshly issued till March 4, after the previous NOTAM expired for suspension on Friday.
Quoting the authorities, ARY News reported that flight operations at Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta airports will start from 6 pm (local time) today, while the decision for the resumption of flights at Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad and others will be taken later.
Furthermore, only domestic flights will be starting their operations at the chosen airports from today while Pakistan's national airlines will resume flight operations from midnight.
Tensions have been high between India and Pakistan after around 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, the responsibility of which has been claimed by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Following this, the Indian Air Force carried out anti-terror strikes at a JeM terror training camp in Pakistan's Balakot on Tuesday, in which a large number of terrorists were killed, according to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
There is mounting international pressure on Pakistan to cease providing support and a safe haven to terrorists and terror outfits in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)