Confusion among Pak ministers on Airspace closure

Confusion among Pak ministers on Airspace closure

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Islamabad, August 29: Confusion prevailed among Pakistan Minister over closing the Pakistan airspace to India. Rejecting all misunderstandings on the issue, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has made it clear on Wednesday that no decision has yet been taken to close the country's airspace to India, Dawn news reported.

But the statement of Shah Mehmood Qureshi came after the country's Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s statement of mulling "complete closure" of its airspace for traffic from India.

"A complete ban on the use of Pakistan's land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan was suggested in the Cabinet meeting," Fawad Chaudhry had on Tuesday tweeted.

Talking to reporters during a visit to the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Wednesday, Pakistan Foreign Minister dismissed as "speculative" all reports on the issue.

"A decision to this effect will be taken after due consideration and looking into each and every aspect of the move through consultation. Prime Minister Imran Khan would have the final word, “ Qureshi added.

The speculation turned wild after the media in Pakistan reported that the airspace in the country was closing to India flights.