Washington: The United States, on Thursday, warned its air carriers to avoid Pakistan airspace as it may be a risk and warned of a possible threat of attacks on US airlines (commercial and US state carrier) by Pakistan extremist and militant groups.
“Exercise caution during flight operations. There is a risk to US Civil aviation operating in the territory and airspace of Pakistan due to extremist/militant activity. There continues to be a risk to US civil aviation from attacks against airports and aircraft, particularly for aircraft on the ground and aircraft operating at low altitudes, including during the arrival and departure phases of flight. The ongoing presence of extremist/militant elements operating in Pakistan poses a continued risk to US Civil aviation,” the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in its order.