Islamabad Airspace to remain closed due PAF maneuvres for March 23 parade


ISLAMABAD - Islamabad's airspace will remain closed from 8:00am to 12:40pm and 2:30pm to 4:00pm for the next 10 days due PAF Sherdils formation practice for March 23 parade.

The spokesperson of PIA said flight timings have been revised. “PIA’s call centre is calling passengers to inform them of changes in flight timings,” the spokesperson added.

Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, when the All-India Muslim League demanded the establishment of a separate nation for Muslims of the then British Indian Empire.

A joint military parade is held to mark the day which features troops displaying tanks, jets and other weapons.

Last year, Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad.