Pakistan says no to India’s request to open airspace for Modi
FM Qureshi says keeping in mind the situation in occupied Kashmir, Pakistan has said no to Modi
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has refused India’s request to open its airspace for Prime Minister Modi, according to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on Wednesday.
In a video posted by Pakistan government’s official account, Foreign Minister Qureshi said that India had requested Pakistan to open its airspace for Modi who wanted to fly to Germany.
“The Indian prime minister wanted to fly from India to Germany on the 20th and back on 28th,” he said. “India requested Pakistan to open its airspace so Modi could fly, to which Pakistan has said no,” he added.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said that Islamabad had taken the decision keeping in mind the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir.
It has been over 40 days since Indian armed forces have imposed curfew-like restrictions in occupied Kashmir. There’s a communication blockade in the occupied territory after India revoked Article 370 of the constitution that recognised occupied Kashmir as a special territory.
Pakistan reacted strongly to the news, warning the international community that the possibility of a nuclear was existed.