The European Union has requested PIA to evict its staff from Afghanistan

Sana FatimaWeb Editor

28th Aug, 2021. 08:35 pm

Islamabad: After maintaining an indefinite ban on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is entering as a member of European Union states, the EU has asked the national flag carrier for assistance in evacuating its personnel staff from Afghanistan.

The European Union officials have requested evacuation support from Pakistani authorities as the window for airlifting is narrowing down. The majority of the diplomatic corps and local employees have been evacuated from Kabul by the member states thus far.

After the Taliban takeover and deteriorating security situation, the majority of EU workers have already evacuated from the country, particularly after suicide bombings near Kabul airport.

Because of safety concerns, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) suspended PIA’s third country operator authorization to fly flights in EU member states for six months.

The EASA, on the other hand, in April prolonged travel restrictions indefinitely and ordered the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) to have its safety audit done by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).


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