On Sunday, the new Afghan leaders required overseas air companies to restart commercial flights at Kabul airport, describing that complications at the Kabul airport had been fixed, and now the capital city’s airport is completely operational.
The Taliban group took control of the country on 15th August after the downfall of the America-backed government of Afghanistan when the US and other coalition decided to evacuate the country, closing around twenty years-long war in Afghanistan.
The capital city airport was not operational for any commercial flights because of the sudden withdrawal of thousands of Americans and other countries’ people and susceptible Afghans that had been coordinating American troops in various operations.
The Kabul airport, which was disturbed amid the messy withdrawal, was remained operational just for a limited number of aid with the help of Qatari airline.
The problems have been fixed – Balkhi
The freshly selected spokesman for the Taliban Foreign Ministry, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, described that the complexities at the capital city airport have been fixed and the airport is completely operational for international and domestic flights, the IEA (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) pledges that all airlines of its full cooperation.
Moreover, he mentioned an abbreviation for the IEA, the Taliban’s group for their fresh government. Besides this, he said that the postponement of international airlines had caused disturbance for many people of Afghanistan.
The spokesman added that most of these people are children, ladies, patients, students, and traders who need to fly freely. Furthermore, most Afghan people who have international employment or getting an education overseas are now dealing with complications in reaching their destinations.
The Taliban’s call didn’t see any immediate response from overseas airline firms to restart flight operations. A spokesperson for PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) described to a news agency, VOA, that the country’s carrier is ready to resume commercial flights from Pakistan’s capital city (Islamabad) to Kabul, but the ground conditions are still requiring, and rates of insurance are very high to implement the operation.
The Islamic group’s request to overseas airline companies to restart commercial flights appeared when the Taliban’s ramped up diplomatic struggles to find international acceptability for its men-only government that is facing critical economic disaster and also significantly slammed for its excluding women.