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Indian president’s request to use Pakistan airspace rejected: FM Qureshi

Indian president’s request to use Pakistan airspace rejected: FM Qureshi
September 7, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 New) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the request of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to use the Pakistan airspace. In a message on Saturday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the Indian president had to visit Iceland on September 8. “We cannot allow the Indian leadership to use the Pakistan airspace due to conditions in Occupied Kashmir,” he said. On August 27, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of airspace to India and a complete ban on use of Pakistan land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan. In a tweet, the minister said that these steps were suggested in the federal cabinet meeting and legal formalities for these decisions are under consideration. “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started and we will finish it,” he said.