After Pakistan PM, Imran Khan gave a controversial speech on Friday, his way back home was hindered thanks to a technical glitch.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan had to return to New York along with his delegation after their plane faced a technical glitch on Friday. Reportedly, the plane was a loan from the Saudi Arabia government. And the glitch developed as the PM was returning to Islamabad.
Imran Khan is stuck in New York after controversial UNGA speech
After the technical glitch was detected, the plane had to make an emergency landing at New York’s John F Kenndy airport.
“The prime minister had taken off from New York’s Kennedy International Airport on Friday evening in a special jet placed at his disposal by the Saudi government, but it flew back in a couple of hours to have the problem fixed,” thenews.com.pk reported.
The PM was in New York for UN General Debate. And Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, returned to the JFK airport as the PM’s jet returned after the glitch.
Maleeha Lodhi escorted Imran Khan back to the Roosevelt Hotel where he was earlier lodging.
Imran Khan, who gave a powerful and controversial speech at the 74th session of the UNGA, apparently waited at the JFK airport as the technicians tried to fix the glitch. But soon it was realised that much more work was needed to sort the fault. And officials said that if the plane failed to get fixed till Saturday, Imran Khan would instead take a commercial flight back home. Imran Khan was later trolled on social media for the same.
Prior to this plane glitch, Pakistan PM Imran Khan was criticised for an open nuclear threat during his speech at UNGA. He made a pretty shrill pitch for the Kashmir issue which he had been trying to stir up at all and any possible international platforms (but with little success).
During his controversial speech, Pakistan PM, Imran Khan said that his (nuclear laced) country might not have a choice if a war were to commence between Pak and India. In fact, several times he described India as a country seven-times its size. “What choice would I have… I will fight.”