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Emirates on Friday extended its suspension of flights from four countries — Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — to Dubai till July 28 in line with directives from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government.

In a statement, the airline said that passengers who had connected through any of the four countries in the last 14 days would not be permitted to travel from any point to the UAE.

"UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated Covid‑19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel," it said.

Passengers whose flights had been cancelled or affected by the suspension of certain routes due to pandemic-related restrictions could "hold on to [their] Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with us or [the] booking office to make new travel plans," the airline advised.

"Our contact centres are experiencing a greater volume of calls than anticipated. If your call is not related to travel within the next 48 hours, please consider calling back later," the statement added.
 

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@ghazi52 Has there been any developments from the agreement signed between PAC and AVIC for commercial aircraft?
It would
Be nice to send a list of question to various tv channels to be used for September 6 visits to pac /paf lole

1 percentage of composites on jf-17
2 pac and catic agreement
3 next Blcok for jf-17 in works ?
4 new jf-17 orders and customer new signing etc

they may not get an answer but it’s still worth sending some questions as the TVs Chanel anchorand channels are not very good in asking right questions exceptional so far being is dawn news English and rose new program which was for some reason just 20 minutes and cannot find it now

 

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The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has completed homework to award a British company the contract to conduct pilot licensing tests.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority sources, British company UKCI will conduct licence tests for the Pakistani pilots against six million Pounds Sterling as per the proposed agreement.
The pilots will have to pay exam fee in British pounds. On the other hand, a local flying school has opposed the move to award the contract to the British company.

The flying school administration said, “The course is already very expensive and the examination fee will multiply manifolds after awarding the contract to a British company.” The school has demanded reviewing the decision.

When asked for details about the proposed contract, the CAA spokesperson declined to reply. The International Civil Aviation has barred the CAA from conducting pilot licence tests after the controversial statement of Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan over fake licences of pilots, following the PIA aircraft crash in Karachi in 2020. The Federal Investigation Agency is also investigating the fake licences.
 

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The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has completed homework to award a British company the contract to conduct pilot licensing tests.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority sources, British company UKCI will conduct licence tests for the Pakistani pilots against six million Pounds Sterling as per the proposed agreement.
The pilots will have to pay exam fee in British pounds. On the other hand, a local flying school has opposed the move to award the contract to the British company.

The flying school administration said, “The course is already very expensive and the examination fee will multiply manifolds after awarding the contract to a British company.” The school has demanded reviewing the decision.

When asked for details about the proposed contract, the CAA spokesperson declined to reply. The International Civil Aviation has barred the CAA from conducting pilot licence tests after the controversial statement of Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan over fake licences of pilots, following the PIA aircraft crash in Karachi in 2020. The Federal Investigation Agency is also investigating the fake licences.
You could have tapped PAF infrastructure and resources. İ bet someone made tons of money subcontracting this out to someone else i e the British gora.
 

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Skardu airport in Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan, will soon start international flights operations, Urumqi (Xinjiang, China) to Skardu,
Kathmandu (Nepal) to Skardu routes have been in the plan, to facilitate tourists traveling from China n Nepal, for trekking thu the valley of giants

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Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore Runway upgradation.

Comparison between old (top) and recent (bottom) satellite images of Lahore International Airport main Runway 18L/36R being reconstructed with a new rapid exit taxiway also visible. Main runway reconstruction work completion expected in year 2022.


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The US State Department has revised its travel advisory for Pakistan,
upgrading it from "no travel" to "avoid unnecessary travels".

The revision — from level four to level three — although not a major change, is still a notable improvement.

"Pakistan’s security environment has improved since 2014 when Pakistani security forces undertook concerted counter terrorist and counter militant operations," the latest travel advisory noted.

"There are greater security resources and infrastructure in major cities, particularly Islamabad, and security forces in these areas may be more readily able to respond to an emergency compared to other areas of the country."

The advisory pointed out that "while threats still exist, terrorist attacks are rare in Islamabad."

The notification, however, urged US citizens to "reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and sectarian violence” and suggested additional caution due to Covid-19, as “some areas have increased risk.”

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Pakistan, indicating a moderate level of Covid-19 in the country.

"Your risk of contracting Covid-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with a US-authorised vaccine," it added.

The State Department still urged US citizens not to travel to Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), due to terrorism and kidnapping. It also advised against traveling to the immediate vicinity of the Line of Control due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict.

The advisory reminded American citizens that the US government had limited ability to provide emergency services in Pakistan due to the security environment. Travel by US government personnel within Pakistan remained restricted, and the US Consulate General in Peshawar does not provide consular services to US citizens.

The change in US advisory followed a visit to the United States by Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf and Director General ISI Faiz Hameed, although the development may or may not be related to the visit.

Their talks focused on Afghanistan, with US officials seeking Pakistan’s cooperation in preventing a Taliban takeover of Kabul. Pakistan not only assured Washington that it would not support a forcible takeover but also urged the Afghan government not to seek a military victory.

US officials, in briefings to the media and in speeches at think tanks, have made it clear that Washington will not accept a Taliban takeover and persuade other nations as well not to recognise such a government.

Washington has also indicated that it would discontinue its economic support to a Taliban-only government, even though the war-torn country heavily depends on US aid.

Discontinuation of economic assistance and lack of diplomatic recognition could push Afghanistan into complete isolation, creating serious problems for Pakistan as well.

Yusuf later told journalists that during his 10-day stay in Washington no US official or lawmaker asked for a military base in Pakistan. “The word base was not mentioned, not even once, during our talks, except in the media,” he said, adding: "Bases were not discussed at all from either side during this trip because we have already made our position clear. That chapter is closed."

Earlier reports in both US and Pakistani media claimed that the Biden administration was seeking military bases in Pakistan to influence developments in Afghanistan, particularly if the Taliban seized Kabul.

At recent congressional hearings, US officials did talk about using Pakistani airspace for reaching Afghanistan and having bases in the region but never mentioned asking Pakistan for a base.
 

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UAE residents in Pakistan no longer need Covid-19 vaccination certificate to travel to Dubai: airline


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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has again revised its travel rules for residents flying into Dubai from six countries — Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda — saying they are no longer required to carry Covid-19 vaccination certificate for entry into the emirate, it emerged on Tuesday.

According to the updated travel rules published on the national flag carrier Emirates' website, all passengers with a valid UAE residence visa will be allowed to travel to and through Dubai from the above listed countries upon fulfilling the following conditions:

Dubai visa holders must apply for pre‑entry approval through General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

Passengers must have a valid Covid-19 test certificate issued within 48 hours between the time of sample collection and scheduled flight departure. Only Covid-19 PCR test reports from certified labs that issue a QR code linked to the original report will be accepted.

Passengers must complete a Covid-19 PCR rapid test four hours before the departure of their flight. (Rapid antigen test will not be accepted).

Passengers must complete a Covid‑19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

The advisory also noted that UAE nationals are exempt from the first three conditions, but would have to undertake a Covid‑19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai. It added that all other passengers, except UAE nationals, who have been in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda in the past 14 days will not be permitted to enter Dubai.

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A significant number of passengers travelling from Pakistan to Dubai were denied boarding from Pakistan on Aug 6 for not having negative rapid PCR test conducted within four hours before departure of flights.

The negative rapid PCR test conducted within four hours prior to departure of a flight for Dubai had been made mandatory by the UAE authorities. However, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan said they didn't have the facility of rapid PCR test at any international airport of the country.

In a press release issued the same day, a spokesman for the CAA had said that the stipulation had been mandated by UAE authorities without any prior information to the CAA or any other department
 

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To Promote Tourism, Helicopter Flights to Be started For Skardu And Gilgit by CAA

With the new runaway in the making, the Skardu airport has been given the status of an international airport while providing other facilities like Helicopter landing to tourist areas. The Federal government plans helicopter services and international flights for Skardu and Gilgit for promoting tourism, as said by the Civil Aviation Authority.

The CAA’s director-general, Khaqan Murtaza, said in a press interview on Wednesday, “Through big planes’ operation, we are planning to promote tourism in Gilgit, Chitral, and Skardu,” further adding that foreign flights are permitted to land as well. He further added, for Gwadar, Mohenjo Daro, and Turbat, operations will be carried to attract tourists as well, “operations at Saidu Sharif airport have been started as well.
 

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Rapid PCR testing begins at airports across Pakistan


Services of UAE-accredited labs have been made available at all international airports, says CAA spokesperson


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Owing to difficulties being faced by UAE-bound passengers, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Friday said that the counters for conducting rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for Covid-19 have become functional at all international airports of the country.

According to Express News, a spokesman for the authority said that the services of UAE-accredited Pakistani labs have been made available at the airports.

The spokesperson said that the counters have started taking rapid PCR tests for the passengers departing from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar and Faisalabad airports.
 

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You could have tapped PAF infrastructure and resources. İ bet someone made tons of money subcontracting this out to someone else i e the British gora.
because one stupid aviation minister could not keep his trap shut and proudly announced to the world that our pilots are JALI ... he and others responsible for the damage done to the aviation should be hanged by their balls for their stupidity
 

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Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore Runway upgradation.

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Lahore airport needs a new terminal. Last year I had a trip to lahore and all of sudden all airlines arrived at the same time , it was chaos to the point there was a fight too
 

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Canadian Authority Certifies PIA Services Adhere To International Guidelines

The Canadian Transport Agency has concluded that PIA’s operating services satisfy international standards. It hopes that the airline will continue to operate efficiently.

Transport Canada’s Safety Validation and Airworthiness Desk of the Canadian Transport Authority provided the audit report on PIA’s safety. After the European Union imposed an embargo on Pakistan, the authority examined PIA in August 2020.

Transport Canada accepted that PIA has implemented the necessary actions to address the findings issued by the Transport Canada Foreign Operations Division Airworthiness Audit Specific ICAO Airworthiness Elements on August 26, 2020, according to a letter to PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik.

According to the audit report, all of the airworthiness issues have been resolved
 

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Canadian Authority Certifies PIA Services Adhere To International Guidelines

The Canadian Transport Agency has concluded that PIA’s operating services satisfy international standards. It hopes that the airline will continue to operate efficiently.

Transport Canada’s Safety Validation and Airworthiness Desk of the Canadian Transport Authority provided the audit report on PIA’s safety. After the European Union imposed an embargo on Pakistan, the authority examined PIA in August 2020.

Transport Canada accepted that PIA has implemented the necessary actions to address the findings issued by the Transport Canada Foreign Operations Division Airworthiness Audit Specific ICAO Airworthiness Elements on August 26, 2020, according to a letter to PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik.

According to the audit report, all of the airworthiness issues have been resolved
Transport Canada does not matter , nobody cares in the world what penguins say . tell me if FAA and EASA certify PIA .
 

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