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Pakistan allows Indian airline’s Srinagar-Sharjah flight to use airspace

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KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) green-lighted an Indian airline’s Srinagar-Sharjah flight to use Pakistan’s airspace, ARY News reported on Friday.

A spokesperson for the country’s aviation regulator relayed that the airline sought a special permission for its flight travelling from occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar to the UAE’s Sharjah to use the Pakistani airspace, which was granted.

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The passenger aircraft, Airbus A320, took off from Srinagar airport and flew to Sharjah the other day, using the Lahore region airspace, the spokesperson added.

In May this year, the Government of Pakistan had allowed the use of the country’s airspace by a Canadian aircraft carrying medical aid to India.

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Taking to Twitter, Canada’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmour had expressed gratitude to the Foreign Office of Pakistan for “swift assistance with overflight clearance for humanitarian supplies to relive suffering in India.”

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