On Tuesday, the International aviation body dismissed the complaint of India against Pakistan for not allowing the Indian Prime Minister—Narendra Modi to use Pakistan’s airspace for traveling to Saudi Arabia, as per an Indian publication—Firstpost.
As per the publication the International Civil Aviation Organization—ICAO spokesperson said that the convention of the International Civil Aviation—Chicago Convention, with the assistance of ICAO helps governments to cooperate under, only implies to the operations of the civilian aircraft and not to the aircraft of state or military.
He further mentioned that flights having state leaders on board are referred to as the state aircraft owing to which they do not fall under the ICAO provisions.
India approached ICAO on Monday after Pakistan rejected the use of its airspace by the PM of India for traveling to Saudi Arabia.
ICAO is a specialized UN body and its main objective is to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation—Chicago Convention.
As per the statement issued by the Foreign Office, Shah Mehmood Qureshi—the foreign minister said that the decision has been taken to show unity on the black day being observed by Pakistan, and in light of the latest human rights violations being done by the Indian armed forces in the territory of Occupied Kashmir.