Pak denies Modi’s request to use airspace


Pakistan has denied permission to PM Narendra Modi’s flight to enter its airspace. Earlier in the day, India had asked Pakistan to allow PM Narendra Modi’s flight access through its airspace.

The development has confirmed by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Qureshi has said that they have conveyed to the Indian High Commission that Pakistan will not allow the use of their air space for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the decision has been taken keeping in view the situation in Kashmir. Qureshi has said that Kashmir is reeling under strict restrictions and India has been doing human rights violations in the valley.

He further said that India had sought to use the airspace for an overflight on the September 20 and 28th for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight but the country has decided not to grant permission.

This is the second time since President Ramnath Kovind’s flight was also denied permission on September 7 for his flight to Iceland.

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