KABUL: The Pakistani government suspended 80 percent flights from Afghanistan in a bid to prevent the spread of the pandemic Covid-19. But the Afghan Aviation Authority accused Islamabad of violating bilateral agreement signed between the two countries.
Mohammad Naeem Salehi, a spokesman for the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority said that Pakistan made the decision without consulting with the Afghan officials. “Pakistan has taken a unilateral decision,” he added.
Pakistan termed possible fears about increasing of Covid-19 outbreak. “If Pakistan insist on its decision and the problem remain unsolved,” Salehi said. “The Afghan government will take a similar action; it means the flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will also be limited.”
He said that the Afghan government is discussing the issue with Pakistani to find a solution.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic virus, Pakistan has so far closed its crossing points with Afghanistan for many times.