Six airlines have suspended Pakistan flights: Mukhtar


Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar on Monday told the National Assembly (NA) that six international airlines had suspended operations to Pakistan airports due to security and commercial reasons.
Submitting a written statement, he told the NA that British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa of Germany, Singapore Airlines, Swiss Air and Indian Airlines had suspended operations to Pakistan but 25 other international airlines had filed landing schedules for destinations in Pakistan during summer 2011, declaring intent to operate flights regularly.
On another question, Mukhtar said during the last three years immigration authorities abroad had imposed fines amounting to Rs 68.063 million on PIA for carrying illegal immigrants or blacklisted passengers using forged visas/passports.