Pakistan to resume international flight operations on Saturday

WION Web Team Islamabad, Pakistan May 29, 2020, 05.56 PM(IST)

Pakistan airspace Photograph:( Reuters )

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Pakistan has rolled back its lockdown measures in a phased manner. It resumed domestic flights this month despite a rise in the rate of coronavirus infections.

Pakistan is set to allow international flights to resume, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights since March to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

"Both national and foreign airlines shall be allowed to operate from all international airports of Pakistan with exception of Gwadar and Turbat," said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, Senior Joint Secretary at the Civil Aviation Authority in a statement.

The flights will be allowed from Saturday.

Pakistan has rolled back its lockdown measures in a phased manner. It resumed domestic flights this month despite a rise in the rate of coronavirus infections.