Pakistan denies India’s request for use of airspace by Modi for overflight


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The government has announced its decision not to grant India’s request for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use Pakistani airspace for his overflight.In a statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the decision has been made “in context of today’s Black Day and in view of the continued gross human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.”He said the Indian High Commissioner was being informed of this decision in a written form.“India has consistently carried out grave atrocities and inflicted tremendous pain and misery upon innocent Kashmiris who have been landlocked and cut-off from the outside world for more than 80 days since India’s unilateral annexation of a disputed territory, said FM Qureshi.

“We will not allow Modi to use Pakistan’s airspace; the Indian High commission is being informed in this regard.”

India had formally requested Pakistan that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to use Pakistani airspace for an overflight.