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Pakistan to resume commercial flights to Afghanistan's Kabul on Monday



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ISLAMABAD, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to resume commercial flights to Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, starting from Sept. 13, the airline said on Saturday.

"The official flag carrier of Pakistan (PIA) is going to start again its flight operations for Kabul," Arshad Malik, chief executive officer of the PIA, told Xinhua, adding that the first flight will leave for Kabul on Monday from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

The PIA official said that permission to land at the Kabul airport has been granted by Afghanistan's Civil Aviation Authority.

Meanwhile, PIA's Spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan said that Pakistan has got all the technical clearance for flight operations, and an Airbus A320 jet is scheduled to take passengers from Islamabad to Kabul.

Late last month, the PIA temporarily suspended its operations to Kabul, according to the PIA officials.