Pakistan refuses overflight to PM Modi’s plane

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday refused to grant overflight to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft due to India’s removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi expresses views

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in a video interview, said that India had made a request that Prime Minister Modi’s aircraft be allowed overflight on September 20 while flying towards Germany on way to the US, and on its return journey on September 28.

“But keeping in mind Kashmir and India’s attitude and its human rights violations, we have decided against granting overflight. And the decision has been conveyed to the Indian High Commission,” he said.

Last week, Pakistan had similarly refused permission for President Ram Nath Kovind’s aircraft for overflight through Pakistani airspace.

This post was last modified on September 18, 2019 9:44 pm

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