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PTI Exclusive: Pak decides to let PM Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

on Monday decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft fly over its to Bishkek in where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on June 13-14, a senior official said.

had fully closed its on February 26 after an Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Since then, it has only opened two routes, both of them pass through southern Pakistan, of the total 11.

requested to let Prime Minister Modi's aircraft fly over its to Bishkek in

The official confirmed to PTI that the government has approved in principle the Indian government's request to let Prime Minister Modi's aircraft fly over the Pakistani airspace to Bishkek.

"The Indian government will be conveyed about the decision once the procedural formalities are completed. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will also be directed to notify the airmen subsequently," the official said, adding Pakistan was hopeful that would respond to its offer for peace dialogue.

He said Prime Minister Khan has recently written a letter to his Indian counterpart stressing Pakistan requires a solution for all geopolitical issues including between the two neighbouring states.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 22:45 IST