Reports quashed: Military denies airspace violation by NATO aircraft

It was earlier reported an aircraft entered Pakistan’s airspace from Awal Khan, a village near the border.


Our Correspondent/APP July 18, 2013
It was earlier reported an aircraft entered Pakistan’s airspace from Awal Khan, a village near the border. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

LANDIKOTAL:


Military sources on Wednesday denied claims that Pakistan’s airspace was violated by Nato aircraft.


Sources stated that no such incident had occurred, adding that “thus there was no question of violation of Pakistani air-space by the coalition forces aircraft operating in Afghanistan.”

Earlier news about Nato aircraft stationed in Afghanistan violating Pakistan’s airspace near Torkham Border in the Landikotal sub-division of Khyber Agency, made rounds in the media.

According to reports, the aircraft entered Pakistan’s airspace from Awal Khan, a village near the border, at around 6:38pm and circled over the village three times for several minutes before returning back to Afghanistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2013.

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COMMENTS (2)

ali ahmed | 7 years ago | Reply

Ignorance is bliss..keep the nation in dark...

tahir zain | 7 years ago | Reply

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