Islamabad, September 9, 2019:

Pakistan has reportedly said that it will not allow Indian President Ramnath Kovind use its airspace for flying to Iceland. This was announced by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. This comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, which granted special rights to Kashmiri citizens.

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Mr Qureshi attributed the reason for its decision to India’s “recent behavior” on bilateral issues. India, however, contends that its decision on Jammu and Kashmir was a strictly internal matter.

After closing its airspace to Indian aircraft after the Pulwama attacks, Pakistan reopened its skies to civilian traffic in July.

Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan stoked a major controversy by threatening nuclear war with India over the issue of Kashmir.

Making the statement, the Pak CM also said that Pakistan will go to any extent on the issue.

In a recent address, Imran Khan had said that if the conflict for Kashmir heads towards a war, then remember both nations have nuclear weapons and no one is a winner in a nuclear war. This conflict will have global consequences. “The superpowers of the world have a huge responsibility…whether they support us or not, Pakistan will do everything possible,” he added.

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