Pakistan, which is facing an economic crisis, once again faced international humiliation. Russia refused to give overflying clearance to the flight due to the non-payment of dues by Pakistan International Airlines. After this, the flight from Islamabad to Toronto changed the route.
This matter is of June 17. Pakistan International Airlines flight from Islamabad to Toronto did not get overflying clearance. After this, this flight was first brought to Karachi. From here, the getaway used the airspace of European countries because of Russia, and the flight reached Toronto.
It is being told that there were more than 250 passengers on PIA flight PK781. They were dispatched from Karachi. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) was facing difficulties in transferring money for the charges of overflying clearance. However, Pakistan International Airlines says Russia is facing problems receiving payments due to global sanctions. In such a situation, the PIA had to take an alternate route.
It was told by the airlines that the flight to Toronto had to use the route of Iran, Turkey and Europe. The plane took off from Karachi. At the same time, a Pakistani journalist tweeted and wrote that PIA’s flight from Islamabad to Toronto was late; Russia has asked PIA to pay the dues.
On the other hand, social media users asked the Pakistani government why this “shameful situation” occurred. All this happened at a time when Pakistan was facing a massive economic crisis. Meanwhile, the State Bank of Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves fell by USD 2.915 billion at the end of March. Inflation has come down to 13.8%. The Pakistani rupee rose from 186 to 202 against the dollar last month.