The move follows the grounding of 262 Pakistani pilots whose licences the country's aviation minister termed "dubious".
The domestic flight from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential area near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi last Friday, killing 97 people on board. Two passengers miraculously survived the crash.
Flight PK-8303 from Lahore crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir on Friday afternoon, minutes before its landing in Karachi's Jinnah International Airport.
PIA Flight PK8303 crashed just a minute before its landing among houses in the Model Colony residential area on Thursday as it approached Karachi airport, killing 97 people that included nine children.
The Airbus A320 aircraft of the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines had 91 passengers and a crew of eight when it plunged into the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir on Friday, minutes before its landing in Karachi. Eleven people on the ground were injured.
The Airbus jet with 99 people on board crashed while approaching the airport. Two passengers are known to have survived.
In an eerie and unfortunate incident, on this very day in 2010, an Air India Express flight from Dubai went down at the time of landing at the international airport in Mangalore.
Here is a timeline of the major air crashes in Pakistan or involving Pakistani planes, as reported by Dawn.
The state carrier said flight PK 8303 had crashed with 99 passengers and eight crew members on board, though civil aviation officials said the total for both maybe 99.
"Pakistan International Airlines, in a communication to authorities concerned, has said that its Karachi-Mumbai flight will not be open for sale (bookings) from May 11," a company associated with the flight operation told PTI here.
All 47 people on board a PIA plane, including popular pop singer-turned-Islamic preacher Junaid Jamshed and two foreigners, were feared dead today as their Islamabad-bound flight crashed in a hilly area near Pakistan's garrison town of Abbottabad.
A Pakistan International Airlines plane with 47 people on board crashed today in a hilly area near the garrison town of Abbottabad while on its way to the capital.