In a move toward defence cooperation, Pakistan has allowed Afghanistan to use its airspace for the shipment of military equipment to Kabul, the Ministry of Defence in Islamabad said.
A maiden flight of the “commercial multi-model operation” carried 15 military vehicles meant for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) on Monday. The decision was taken as a special gesture by the government of Pakistan.
A statement from the ministry said the vehicles were of vital importance and urgently required by ANSF. The arrangement was made to facilitate the rapid delivery of vital military cargo to the brotherly neighbouring country.
“This effort is expected to contribute towards strengthening the existing relations with Afghanistan,” it added. The operation will continue for next couple of weeks.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has also released an order allowing the US to transport 1,628 vehicles to the security forces of Afghanistan.