Pakistan rejects Indian President Ram Nath Kovind plane overflying request

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Pakistan rejects Indian President Ram Nath Kovind plane overflying request

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has rejected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind request to over fly Pakistan for official visit to Iceland.

Pakistan on Saturday afternoon rejected a request made by Indian authorities to let the airplane of Indian PresidentRam Nath Kovind fly over Pakistani airspace for a visit to Iceland.

Pakistan rejected the request based on the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved of the decision to reject the request, Qureshi added. The foreign minister further said that Indian aggression in IoK was responsible for the Pakistani decision.

Highlighting the situation in occupied Kashmir, Qureshi said that the Indian government had deprived the people in Kashmir from basic necessities for 34 days now.

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