Pakistan refuses India permission to use airspace for Modi


Staff Reporter


Islamabad has rejected New Delhi’s request to use Pakistani airspace for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Germany due to its ‘attitude’ and atrocities it’s committing in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In a video message issued on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the decision was taken considering the prevailing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours that have flared up ever since New Delhi revoked IOK’s autonomous status and snapped communications for much of the Muslim-majority region on August 5.
“Keeping in view the prevailing situation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and India’s ‘behaviour’ and brutalities and rights violations there, we have decided that we will not give permission to the Indian prime minister… and we have conveyed our decision to the Indian high commission,” Qureshi can be heard saying in the video.
The authorities in New Delhi had reached out to their counterparts in Islamabad, seeking permission for the Indian premier to fly through its airspace on September 20 and again on September 28 on his way back to India.

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