Taliban govt warns PIA to scale back fares or face ban


The Taliban-led Afghan authorities has warned the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and the Kam Air to scale back the fares of Kabul to Islamabad flights or “they would be blocked from landing in Afghanistan”.

An official notification issued on Thursday from the Afghan ministry stated that it acquired “scores of complaint” that the PIA and the Kam Air are charging Rs200,000 and $2,700 respectively for a two-way ticket between Islamabad and Kabul.

The assertion comes because the PIA on Thursday stated that it was suspending flights from Kabul after what it known as “heavy handed” interference by Taliban authorities, together with arbitrary rule adjustments and intimidation of employees.

A senior official of the Afghan aviation ministry informed The Express Tribune that the Taliban authorities took the unilateral determination after Pakistan Embassy in Kabul paid no heed to their complaints.

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“We demand PIA, Kam airlines to restore the previous rates of the tickets or they would be banned from landing in Afghanistan,” the notification stated.

The Afghan official additional added that PIA was doing injustice with the Afghan individuals by overcharging for air tickets.

The nationwide flag provider is likely one of the few airways working flights to the neighbouring nation.

According to media experiences, the PIA can also be facilitating the worldwide neighborhood in facilitating evacuation efforts and reduction items provides to the nation.

The PIA resumed particular flights to the nation after the Taliban seized energy in mid-August, and was a lifeline for a lot of Afghans making an attempt to flee the brand new regime and financial disaster.

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