Pakistan extends airspace ban for Indian flights till May 30
The government official said the Civil Aviation Authority had notified the decision to the authorities and pilots. Islamabad said the Imran Khan government would consider lifting the ban after the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections.
“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 had said earlier in the week.
Pakistan had closed its airspace on February 27 following an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot.