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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) becomes the first international commercial flight to land since the Islamist hardline group captured Kabul
  • Only 10 people were present on the PIA flight
  • No information was provided on how frequently the flights will operate between the two capitals

Today, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying a few passengers landed at Kabul airport. This is the first international commercial flight to land since the Islamist hardline group captured Kabul. A passenger talking to the media informed that only 10 people were present on the PIA flight.

Addressing the media, a PIA spokesman mentioned that from the weekend, the airline was interested to resume regular commercial services. However, he added that it was too early to comment on how frequently the flights will operate between the two capitals.

During the chaotic evacuation of more than 1,20,000 people from the war-torn country, the Kabul airport was almost destroyed. However, the Taliban are trying to make it operational along with the technical assistance from Qatar and other nations.

Last week, Qatar Airways operated multiple charter flights out of Kabul. These chartered flights mostly carried foreigners and Afghans who missed out on the evacuation.

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