No improvement in Pak, Pakistan refuses to open air space once again for visit to Saudi Arabia for PM Modi: Pakistan has once again refused to open its air space for PM Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia. According to the Dawn newspaper, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced on Sunday that Islamabad has rejected New Delhi’s request to open air space for PM Narendra Modi.
What’s Media Reports Say’s
According to media reports, India had sought permission on 28 October for Prime Minister Modi to use Pakistan’s airspace, who would visit Saudi Arabia to attend an international trade conference on 29 October. Radio Pakistan reported that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a statement on Sunday that Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria would be informed of Islamabad’s decision in writing.
Earlier, Pakistan was denied permission to use its airspace for the official visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Europe.
74th UN General Assembly session
Pakistan had earlier on 20 September also refused to use airspace to travel to the United States to attend PM Narendra Modi’s 74th UN General Assembly session. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar had then responded to Islamabad’s unilateral action, stating that Pakistan should consider the decision to deviate from well-established international practice, as well as the reasons for taking unilateral action incorrectly. The old habit of presenting with should be reconsidered.