Pakistani carrier suspends flights to Afghanistan

Date: 14/10/2021     Time: 4:51 PM

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday said it would suspend flights to Afghanistan's capital Kabul over the "unprofessional attitude" of Taliban authorities. "The route will remain suspended until the situation becomes conducive," PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan told the media, adding that the airline had maintained the route under "difficult circumstances" while others ceased their operations. Earlier in August, PIA evacuated over 3,000 people from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover of the capital. Meanwhile, Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said that his government will investigate reports regarding the alleged mistreatment of PIA officials and passengers by authorities at Kabul airport.