Pakistan says airspace ‘safe’ for flight operations despite European agency’s warning of potential threats in Karachi and Lahore

Pakistan’s airspace is “safe” for all kinds of flight operations, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) revealed after a European air safety agency this week warned of a “continued possible threat” to aircraft flying at low altitudes in Karachi and Lahore cities. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an advisory stating that the presence of “violent non-state actor groups with confirmed anti-aviation weaponry” in Pakistan.

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The EASA stated that there is a high risk to flight operations at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 260 in Lahore and Karachi. According to EASA, its advisory will remain active till 31 January, 2024.

PCAA spokesperson Saif Ullah brushed aside the advisory, saying that the EASA has issued such warnings in the past frequently.

Source: Arab News PK