Pakistan, Tajikistan sign bilateral air services agreement
KARACHI: Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Director General Air Marshal (r) Asim Suleiman and Tajikistan Civil Aviation Head Muhammad Yusuf Azimovich signed Minutes of Bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the two countries.
The delegations met in Islamabad to discuss matters of ASA between the two countries. The Tajik delegation informed that they wish to start direct flights from Dushanbe to Lahore and Islamabad and also requested five freedom traffic rights.
The Pakistani side welcomed the delegation and discussed opportunities of trade, tourism and agreed to enhance interactions through air transport links between the two countries. Aviation Secretary Muhammad Irfan Elahi and Air Transport Director Khawer Giyas were also present during the discussions, while Tajikistan Ambassador Sher Ali Jononov led the Tajik delegation.
Both sides agreed to meet again to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by January 2016 in Dushanbe after completing the necessary formalities.