Pakistan has been in disarray since Article 370 was removed from Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan is also facing defeat in international forums on the Kashmir issue. From the UN to the US, it has been called a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. On the one hand, where Pakistan is unable to digest its defeat on Kashmir, now Pakistan can get a double blow in the meantime.
Actually, Pakistan is considering to completely shut down its airspace for India. Fawad Chaudhary, Minister in the Government of Pakistan, has said that Pakistan is considering to completely shut down its airspace for India. But if Pakistan takes this decision then it can create problems for it now.
If Pakistan is considering to completely shut down its airspace for India, due to the huge loss caused by Balakot, then it should remember one thing. Even after the Balakot Airstrike, Pakistan closed its airspace in a similar fury, but the whole world knows that Pakistan had to suffer heavy losses. This bet of Pakistan has turned upside down. At that time, Pakistan suffered a huge loss of about 688 crores from the closure of airspace. At the time of Balakot Airstrike, Pakistan kept its airspace closed for 140 days and had to bear the brunt of it and by the time Pakistan sensed that it should open its airspace, it was too late.
In such a situation, if Pakistan completely closes its airspace for India, then it will have to face serious consequences. Anyway, Pakistan’s economy is in a very critical condition these days. Imran Khan, who is pushing his heels against India on the Kashmir issue, may get a double blow.
Pakistan took the decision in the meeting. Earlier on Tuesday, Pakistan’s Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhary said that in a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the air route with India was considered completely closed. Fawad Chaudhary also said that in this meeting it was decided to ban the use of Pakistan’s land route for trade with Afghanistan.
Chaudhary has tweeted, ‘Prime Minister is considering to completely close the air route to India. The Cabinet meeting also considered a complete ban on the use of the land route facility that India has got for trade with Afghanistan. Legal formalities are being considered for these decisions.