The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) wants to clarify that the Ministry of Defence has a clear policy that no air balloons can take off without taking prior license and approval from the said authority. This policy is being strictly followed by the CAA and it has not received a single report from the commercial or Air Force pilots of any sighting of air balloons. We request the media to counter-check the information with CAA and not rely on cooked up misinformation fed to them by those with vested interest as this is against journalistic ethics.

PERVEZ GEORGE,

CAA Spokesperson.