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KARACHI, October 27 (Internews):
Pakistan has asked the United States to compensate
losses incurred by the country's aviation industry due to the
American military strikes in neighboring Afghanistan.
In a joint move by national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines
(PIA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), losses have been calculated at
the tune of $8 million a month.
Since the terrorist attacks in the US last month, the air traffic passing over Pakistani airspace has narrowed drastically while due to the American air strikes on Afghanistan, most international carriers have closed their flight operations for Pakistan.
In the changed scenario, CAA has lost almost 60 per cent share of its
revenue earned from the foreign airlines. In a likewise situation, PIA
has estimated the impact of air strikes on its revenue at about 20 per
cent reduction in its receipts.
"Through the government of Pakistan, the PIA and CAA have approached the US government not to ignore the aviation sector at the time of announcing the compensation for the trade," a PIA official said.
It is expected that the US government will announce a relief package for
Pakistan in the second week of November in the presence of President
Pervez Musharraf during his visit to Washington next month.
The CAA authorities said that they could not charge the US military
airplanes for using Pakistani airspace and facilities at airports.
Already there are various treaties signed by Pakistan and the United
States and other Western governments that no charges will be received
from aircraft with military registration numbers. -Internews
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