Flight operations were suspended across major airports in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces today in the wake of the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India, according to a media report.
The move comes amid the escalation of tension between the two arch-rival countries after the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out strikes on the terror bases in Pakistan.
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Flight from China has been sent back: Lahore airport manager
According to Lahore airport manager, flight operations at Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports have been suspended, the Pakistani media, Geo News reported.
All incoming and outgoing local and international flights have been suspended until further orders, he was quoted as saying in the report.
The manager further said that a flight from Guanghzou, China, has been sent back as well.
India shuts down five airports after IAF-jet crashed in Budgam
The channel quoting its sources said a passenger airplane was stopped from taking off from Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar on the orders of Civil Aviation Authority.
India has also shut down five airports in Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Chandigarh and Amritsar, on Wednesday for civilian air traffic shortly after an IAF jet crashed in Kashmir's Budgam district, officials said.
Jammu: Authorities ordered temporary closure of educational institutions along LoC
The flare up in the cross-LoC shelling, which was initiated by Pakistani troops in early hours today, has also resulted in security forces and other establishments being put on a heightened alert.
The authorities have also ordered the temporary closure of educational institutions in a 5-km radius along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts today.