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Afghanistan seeks return of its aircraft: Pak daily

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 24, IRNA -- Pakistan is considering a request by 
Afghanistan to return Soviet-era aircraft and helicopters flown into 
Pakistan by defecting Afghan pilots. 
Dawn newspaper reported on Monday that Kabul had made the 
request, seeking the return of the aircraft and helicopters. 
Quoting Foreign Office spokesman Masood Khan, the newspaper said 
that the ministries concerned were looking into the request. 
The report added that Afghanistan`s Defense Ministry sought the 
return of 26 aircraft -- nine helicopters, five bombers, eight 
fighters, two trainer jets and two transport planes -- which had 
landed at Peshawar or adjoining areas close to Afghanistan. 
The aircraft brought to Pakistan between 1983 and 1989 had 
outlived their utility and were no longer flight-worthy, according 
to the daily. 

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