RAWALPINDI                -                 Pakistan on Friday extended the suspension of international flight operations till May 31 in line with the national strategy to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“As per the government decision, the suspension of international flight operations, as effected earlier, has been extended up to Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2359 hours PST,” a spokesman for the Aviation Division said in a news release. Remaining provisions as applicable to the suspension of international flights, reflected in the previous orders, would remain unchanged, he added.

On March 21, the government had suspended the operation of all international passenger/chartered and private flights to Pakistan initially for a period of two weeks.