Islamabad: Pakistan suspends flights to Afghanistan Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has said it has suspended flights. For the past week, only Pakistan International Airlines has been operating services to and from Kabul.
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Authorities say the service was halted due to a lack of facilities at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport and a pile of rubbish on the runway. Pak Airlines fears that runway waste could invite major accidents.
Kabul Airport is currently under the control of US troops. Pakistan has accused the United States of focusing only on its own military aircraft. A spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines said it had asked the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority to make the necessary arrangements at the airport immediately.
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