Kabul: The Taliban government has called on India to resume flights to Afghanistan. ANI reported that the letter was received by the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation. India has suspended all flights to Kabul since August 15 after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. The Taliban’s new move is seen as part of a drive to restore international ties.
The Taliban is under intense pressure to gain international recognition as the country’s economic situation worsens. Last week, it called for the resumption of flights to various countries. Taliban spokesman Abdul Qahar Balki said the suspension of international flights had greatly affected people traveling from Afghanistan to other countries for study and work. He said the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (the name of the new Taliban government) had offered all possible cooperation as the problems with Kabul airport were over and it was fully ready to resume domestic and international flights.
Very few flights currently operate from Kabul Airport. The Pakistan Airlines flight on September 13 was an international flight from Kabul to Afghanistan and Afghanistan about a month later.