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Nato forces transporting military cargo from Karachi

July 06, 2021

KARACHI: NATO has paid over Rs 50 million to Pakistan Civil Aviation on account of freight duty in the wake of their withdrawal from Afghanistan, reported the Geo News. According to the documents with the Pakistan Civil Aviation regarding freight duty paid by Nato for handling its military cargo at Karachi Airport last week, it paid over Rs 50 million to the Pakistan Civil Aviation.

According to CAA sources, the world’s largest cargo aircraft the Russian, Antonov An-225 flew to Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on June 23 from Kabul, carrying the NATO military cargo. According to sources, Antonov An-225 brought three gunship helicopters of British Royal Air Force, which were transported to Dubai from Karachi. Besides, another NATO member country, Italy, also unloaded its military cargo containing weapons, lithium batteries, and armored vehicles at the Karachi airport. The military cargo was billed in the name of Ministry of Defence, Italy, which was transported to Karachi’s sea port on Tuesday for onward shipment to respective Nato bases.

Following Nato’s withdrawal, the transportation of the military equipment is underway via Karachi to respective bases of the alliance, which could also turn out to be a valuable source of revenue generation.