Pakistan’s Airspace Shut For Indian Flights Till May 30
New Delhi: Pakistan on Wednesday decided to continue the ban for Indian flights from using its airspace till May 30 as Islamabad is eagerly awaiting the results of the 2019 General Elections in India.
“The top officials of defence and aviation ministries held a meeting on Wednesday to reconsider opening its airspace for Indian flights. They decided that Pakistan’s airspace will remain banned for the Indian flights till May 30,” a senior government official told PTI.
“Status quo will remain till the elections are over in India. I don’t see any improvement in relations between Pakistan and India till the elections are over and a new government is installed. The ban on airspace by each other I think will also continue till Indian polls,” Pakistan’s Science and Technology minister Fawad Chaudhry said.
Pakistan fully closed its airspace after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot on February 26. However, Pakistan opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.