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"The Indian government approached asking us to open the airspace. We conveyed our concerns that first India must withdraw its fighter planes placed forward," Dawn news reported on Friday citing Nusrat as telling the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation.
Pakistan closed its airspace after the Indian Air Force's February 26 Balakot strike. It, however, partially opened it.
The Aviation Secretary remarks were in response to questions from members of the committee, who were inquiring about profitable and loss-making routes of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik presented to the committee members details of seven new routes that had been introduced to earn profits.
Five loss-making routes were closed, he added.
Indo-Asian News Service
His reaction came after the Indian government earlier in the day decided to revoke Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.
The service, known as the "friendship bus," has long been seen as a symbolic link between the two countries. Launched in 1999, it has run almost continuously since, including throughout the last crisis between the two countries in February.
Qureshi paid tribute to those soldiers who were martyred while defending the region and those who were protecting the Line of Control (LoC) even on the occasion of Eid. He also assured Kashmiri people of Pakistan's support.
Col. Bin Suwaidan said that the statistics highlighted a decline in traffic accidents that resulted in injuries and deaths from Feb.1 to Aug.1 compared to last year. Dubai witnessed a 14 per cent drop in serious accidents and two percent drop in traffic fines registered during the initiative’s first six months compared to the same period last year.
India's health ministry has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, documents seen by media showed, potentially jeopardizing the expansion plans of big firms like Juul Labs and Philip Morris International.
Intensifying his criticism of India following the revocation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he would no longer seek a dialogue with New Delhi.