The Islamabad International Airport will be closed for all local and international flights for 4 hours. Due to the Pakistan Day celebrations going on today the airport would remain temporarily closed.
The notices regarding the closure of the airport were issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The airport was to remain closed till 12 noon from 8 am.
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The passengers were informed about the changes in flight schedules by the airlines operating during the above mentioned time period.
Also the City Traffic Police has decided an alternative traffic plan for today 23rd March. Around 336 wardens are deployed in the twin cities by Chief Traffic Officer Mohammad bin Ashraf. The aim is to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
It is pertinent to mention here that 23rd March Pakistan Day is celebrated every year in the country with full zeal and fervor.
Let us on this day remember the Lahore Resolution again as stated by Maulana Fazlul Haq from Bengal, “…the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in a majority as in the North-Western and Eastern zones of India should be grouped to constitute ‘Independent States’ in which the constituent units shall be autonomous and sovereign.”