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Islamabad; March 1, 2016

In response to media queries, Spokesman PIA has confirmed that a PIA aircraft had to perform evasive maneuvers due to close proximity of another airliner in Iran's airspace recently.

Both the aircrafts remained safe and no abrupt maneuvering was required. Iran's Air Traffic Control (ATC) was immediately informed, which directed the other air traffic accordingly, he said.

The Spokesman maintained that PIA aircraft was at the correct altitude and flying the correct route which was acknowledged by the Iranian ATC.