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Pakistan shuts down airports, flight operations suspended from Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Sialkot

Pakistan Has Shut Down All Its Airport After India Shot Down Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 Fighter Jet After An Airspace Violation In Jammu And Kashmir’s Nowshera Sector On Wednesday Morning

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 27 Feb 2019, 01:09:55 PM

New Delhi:

Pakistan has shut down all its airport after India shot down Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 fighter jet after an airspace violation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector on Wednesday morning. "All Pakistan airports have been shut down. Flight operations have been suspended in Multan, Islamabad, Lahore, Sialkot and Faisalabad,” news agency ANI reported. Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet was shot down in Indian retaliatory fire 3 KM within Pakistan territory in Lam valley, Nowshera sector, news agency ANI. The latest development comes amid reports of Pakistan violating airspace in the Rajouri district.

According to news agency PTI, "The jets entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning." The Pakistani jet was immediately pushed back by Indian planes on air patrol but not before dropping bombs. Nowshera is a border town in Jammu.

Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said India committed uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at time and place of its choosing. More than 10 bombs were dropped by the Indian multi-role fighter jet Mirage 2000 at around 3:30 am on Tuesday.

The Pakistan government has decided a joint session of the Parliament. Prime minister has summoned a special meeting of NCA on February 27.  Imran Khan has directed that elements of national power including the Armed Forces and the people of Pakistan to remain prepared for all eventualities, Radio Pakistan reported.

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First Published : 27 Feb 2019, 12:35:53 PM