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First PIA’s flight since foreign troop withdrawal lands at Kabul airport

Boeing 777 aircraft departed Islamabad at 6:45 a.m. local time

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First PIA’s flight since foreign troop withdrawal lands at Kabul airport!

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has become the first international commercial flight to touch down at Kabul airport since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August.

The PIA flight carrying a handful of passengers from Islamabad to Kabul touched down earlier today.

Boeing 777 aircraft departed Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, at 6:45 a.m. local time after special arrangements had been made by Afghanistan’s civil aviation authorities and PIA’s staff.

PIA spokesman Abdullah Khan said in a statement that the service was a “special flight” to create “goodwill” with the people of Afghanistan and to “strengthen humanitarian efforts.”

Foreign journalists traveled into the Afghan capital on the flight while employees of the World Bank were brought back to Islamabad on the return leg, the spokesman told CNN.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.