Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday rejected a request made by New Delhi to let the airplane of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to fly over its airspace, the media reported.
Islamabad turned down the request primarily based on the “alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK)”, mentioned Pakistan’s Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in response to Geo Information.
Qureshi mentioned Prime Minister Imran Khan had permitted of the choice to reject the request and added that “the Indian aggression in IoK” was liable for Pakistan’s transfer.
In August, it was reported that Khan was contemplating shutting down Pakistani airspace for India. An entire ban on Indian commerce to Afghanistan by way of Pakistani land routes was additionally beneath dialogue.
Qureshi mentioned New Delhi’s “barbarism” in Kashmir was a severe situation which he would take up with the UN Human Rights Council.
He added that “34 days have elapsed since Indian authorities imposed a crippling curfew in occupied Kashmir” earlier than revoking the area’s particular autonomy.
Tensions between the 2 neighbours have heightened after New Delhi’s revocation of the particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.