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Pakistan denies President Kovind’s request to use its airspace for his flight to Iceland

Pakistan had refused a request by India to allow President Ram Nath Kovind to use its airspace for his flight to Iceland, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday.

The decision was approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the tense situation in Kashmir, the Minister told state broadcaster PTV.

Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

However, in March, it partially opened its airspace but kept its ban on Indian flights.

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