Pakistani airline suspends Afghanistan operations due to Taliban interference

Pakistani airline suspends Afghanistan operations due to Taliban interference

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended flights to Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday, citing excessive interference by Taliban officials. This included arbitrarily changing rules and intimidating employees. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is the only international company to operate regularly from Kabul since the Taliban occupation in Afghanistan.

Service suspended after order to cut ticket prices

Pakistan International Airlines is the only international company to operate regularly from Kabul after the Taliban took over and the interim government was formed. The PIA suspended its service after the Taliban government had ordered a cut in airline ticket prices in the past.

A PIA spokesman said that 'due to the strictness of the Afghan authorities, we are suspending our flights to Kabul from today.' Earlier, the Taliban had warned the PIA and Afghan carrier Kam Air that their flight operations to Afghanistan would remain blocked unless they agreed to cut ticket prices as inaccessible to most Afghans. level has been reached.

The cost of tickets for flights to Islamabad is 2.5 thousand dollars

Most international airlines no longer fly to Afghanistan. According to travel agents in Kabul, flight tickets on PIA to the Pakistani capital Islamabad are selling for up to $2,500, up from $120-150 earlier.

The Afghan Ministry of Transport said in a statement that ticket prices on the Kabul to Islamabad route should be adjusted according to ticket conditions before the victory of the 'Islamic Emirate' or flights will be suspended. It had urged passengers and others to report anyone violating the rules.

Taliban's behavior with Pak officers is very scary

More than a million Western citizens and Afghans were evacuated after the Taliban took over. Flights between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been severely limited since the reopening of Kabul airport last month.

The PIA said that since the new Taliban government was formed, its employees in Kabul have faced last-minute changes in rules and flight permissions and "extremely intimidating behavior" from Taliban commanders. It said that the representative of Pakistan was kept at gunpoint in Kabul for hours and was freed only after the intervention of the Pakistan Embassy

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

 11 more people have died in Nepal due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. The death toll has risen to 88 on Thursday. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Disaster Management, 30 people are missing in these incidents so far.

Panchthar, a district in eastern Nepal, has recorded the highest number of deaths at 27. This was followed by 13 deaths each in Ilam and Doti districts. Deaths were also reported from 15 other districts including Kalikot, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Bajang, Humla, Solukhumbu, Puthan, Dhankuta, Morang, Sunsari and Udaipur.

At least 88 people have lost their lives in recent incidents of floods, landslides and floods in different parts of the country following incessant rains in the last three days, Health Ministry officials said. The death of 11 people has been confirmed on Thursday morning. He told that 63 people died on Wednesday, while on Tuesday the death toll was 14.

Natural disaster has occurred in 20 districts of Nepal. 21 people have gone missing in Bajhang district. However, the weather conditions have started improving from Thursday. Meanwhile, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has directed Nepal Police, Armed Police Forces, National Investigation Department and Nepal Army to immediately evacuate foreign tourists stranded in Humla district.

Twelve people, including four Slovenian tourists and three guides, are stranded in Nakhla in Humla district, 700 km west of Kathmandu. The road in Limi area was blocked due to heavy snowfall. Humla Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya said they were on their way back to Simikot after completing their trekking expedition at Limi.

Snow had started in the area since Sunday and rescue operations could not be carried out on Wednesday due to bad weather. Officials said that the local administration has sought a helicopter from the Home Ministry to carry out the rescue operation.

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