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Pakistan reopens airspace over Lahore, international airport to resume operations today

The nation had partially opened its airspace on March 1 by allowing flights from Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta but kept operations suspended at airports nearer to India.

Pakistan reopens airspace over Lahore, international airport to resume operations today
Pakistani troops stand guard on a blocked road to the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo: Fareed Khan)

Pakistan reopened its airspace over the eastern city of Lahore, near its border with India, signalling tensions between the two countries may be easing.

Flight operations at Lahore’s international airport will resume Sunday after they were suspended on February 27, Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said on its website.

The nation had partially opened its airspace on March 1 by allowing flights from Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta but kept operations suspended at airports nearer to India.

India and Pakistan are embroiled in the worst military tensions in decades. India bombed targets inside Pakistan on Tuesday, saying it hit a terrorist training camp blamed for a February 14 attack in Pulwama that killed 40 of its paramilitary troops.

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A clash on Wednesday led to the capture of an Indian Air Force pilot by Pakistan, and he was subsequently released on Friday to defuse the situation.