Pakistan is closing airspace over Karachi and Lahore for Indian flights
ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT )
In tit-for-tat move for India, Pakistan is closing airspace over Karachi and Lahore for Indian flights citing operational reasons.
Starting October 8, airspace over Karachi and Lahore will remain closed for 18 hours a day, for 13 days, a notice issued by Pakistan said. The reason for putting lower level airspace out of bounds must be because Pakistan military jets are doing their manoeuvres and exercises, said a senior international route planner at an Indian airline.
“These tactics are directed at India. While Karachi was very close to the Rajasthan and Gujarat border, Lahore is close to J&K and Punjab,” he said. The PMO is reviewing continuation of air ties with Pakistan, including whether Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) can be allowed to fly to/over India ( no Indian carrier flies to Pakistan+ ).