Pakistan national flag carrier says it will resume flies from Islamabad to Kabul on September 13th that will make it the first foreign commercial service in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power last month.
Airport was severely damaged during chaotic evacuations leading to the U.S withdrawal on August 30th. But the Taliban have been scrambling to get it operating once again with Qatari technical assistance. Pakistan airlines spokesman Abdullah Hafiz Khan said the company has got all technical clearances for flight operations. He said they has received 73 requests from humanitarian relief agencies and journalists which is very encouraging.
It comes as Islamabad’s third aircraft carrying relief goods including food and medicine reaches Afghanistan’s coast province. Earlier U.S environment said over 250 foreign nationals have departed Kabul on Qatari flights in the past three days. Taking to Twitter khalil zahr said the U.S will continue to engage Qatar’s government and the taliban for safe evacuations however Afghan refugee flights to the U.S were halted after four diagnosed cases of measles on Friday.