Guwahati News Desk: Pakistan’s national flag-carrier ran its first commercial flight to Kabul on Monday.
The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight – PK 6429 – took foreign journalists to Kabul and returned with a team of World Bank and international media organisations.
This particular PIA flight was the first international passenger flight since the Taliban took over the Afghan capital last month.
The PIA chief executive officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik informed that the objective of the flight is to promote goodwill between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Malik said that this flight operation is very important for PIA and the entire world. He also expressed hope that the flight operation would soon be fully restored.
Regarding the Kabul airport, it is not fully operational for international flights though, chartered flights of Qatar Airlines have flown out hundreds of US, German, Afghan, and other citizens from the airport last week.
Moreover, the airport has also been receiving international flights carrying humanitarian aid and the domestic flights have been resumed since early September.
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