• publish: 6 August 2016
  • time: 10:24 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4095
Ministry of Defence:

“Pakistani helicopter had permission to pass Afghanistan’s air”

Pakistani crash landed helicopter in eastern Logar province had the necessary permission requirements to pass Afghanistan’s air, according to ministry of defense officials.

A statement released by Afghan ministry of defense quoted General Dowlat Waziri a spokesman for the ministry as saying, the Pakistani chopper which crash landed in Laki area of Azra district in eastern Logar province had permission to pass Afghanistan’s air.


Pakistan had obtained the necessary permission from “Afghan Civil Aviation Directorate” through foreign ministerial process to use Afghanistan’s air as its helicopter passes, Dowlat Waziri added.


However, Afghan government has commenced its investigation on whether the crashed helicopter was the one which was agreed upon or not, according to him.


Moreover, President Ghani early yesterday instructed security forces to proceed with immediate recovery of the hostages.


A Pakistani helicopter on Wednesday had an emergency landing in Azra district of Logar province of Afghanistan for unknown reasons; however, the helicopter was set fire by local Taliban linked insurgents and those who were on board were taken to hostages by the militants.

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