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Airspace of Pakistan – Karachi and Lahore Flight Information Regions

Issued date

This CZIB is revised to extend the validity peroid, and to amend reference publications.

Referenced publication(s):

  • AIC France Circular A 02/21 issued 11 February 2021 (see Appendix 1).
  • German AIC 18/20 issued 3 December 2020 (see Appendix 2).
  • United Kingdom NOTAM AIP ENR 1.1 issued 28 January 2021 (see Appendix 3). 
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration KICZ NOTAM A0001/21 issued 1 January 2021 & FAA Background Information regarding U.S. Civil Aviation - Pakistan issued 1 January 2021 (see Appendix 4).
Affected Airspace

Pakistan airspace, Karachi Flight Information Region (FIR OPKR) and Lahore FIR (OPLR). 

Applies to operators
The Agency draws the attention of the aviation community to the above referenced information, copies of which are attached to this CZIB.

Operators should take this information and any other relevant information into account in their own risk assessments, alongside any available guidance or directions from their national authority as appropriate. Latest operational information on ‘Closures and Warnings’ issued by means of ICAO State Letters, NOTAMs, AICs/AIPs, EASA CZIB may be found in the Network Manager NOP Portal (password protected version).

Valid until

Appendix 1

Source: AIC France Circular A 02/21

From 09/04/2020 and until further notice, pilots in command of aircraft performing air services mentioned in paragraph 1.1 are requested to maintain at all times a flight level above or equal to FL260 in the airspace of Pakistan (OPLR FIR (LAHORE) and OPKR FIR (KARACHI)).

Appendix 2

Source: German AIC 18/20

Hazardous situation in Pakistan

Civil German air operators are advised to take potential risk into account in their risk assessment and routing decisions within FIR KARACHI (OPKR) and FIR LAHORE (OPLR) below FL260 including landing, taxiing, parking and take off. Potential risk to aviation from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry and possible attacks at all airports.

Appendix 3

Source: United Kingdom AIP ENR 1.1 

United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Service

Hazardous Situation in Pakistan

Potential risk to aviation overflying Karachi and Lahore FIRs at less than 25,000 FT above ground (AGL) level from dedicated anti-aviation weaponry.

Operators are advised to take this potential risk into account in their risk assessments and routing decisions.

Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 6322 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.

Appendix 4

Source: United States Federal Aviation Administration



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