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Pakistan refuses permission for Modi to fly across its airspace

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, September… DENIS BALIBOUSE September 10, 2019 09:01pm IST

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan refused a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use its airspace on a flight to Germany, Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, as tensions between the two nations ran high over the disputed region of Kashmir.

“Keeping in view the situation in occupied Kashmir … we have decided that we will not allow the Indian Prime Minister,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in a video released by the foreign ministry.

Reuters

Sep 18, 2019

Reporting by Asif Shahzad and Charlotte Greenfield; Editing by Catherine EvansOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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