PM Imran reaches Jeddah enroute to Islamabad – Pakistan

On board the Saudi Airlines SV20 flight number, Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Jeddah on Sunday morning from where he will fly to Islamabad.

According to DawnNewsTV, the prime minister left around 2 pm from New York to Jeddah. The flight was scheduled to land in Jeddah at 10:40 am today. According to the FlightAware website, the flight landed 16 minutes earlier than scheduled.

After a brief stopover in Jeddah, the prime minister will leave for Pakistan and is expected to arrive in Islamabad at night.

Before the arrival of the Prime Minister in Pakistan, the prominent leader of Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in Pakistan, Jahangir Khan Tareen, asked people to welcome Prime Minister Imran upon arrival at the Islamabad International Airport At 5 pm

In a post shared on Twitter, Tareen added: "Prime Minister IK fought the case of Kashmir as a true hero. His unequivocal speech at UNGA helped transform Pakistan's image globally."

On Friday night, a plane carrying Prime Minister Imran Khan and his entourage had returned to New York after developing a technical fault while heading to Pakistan.

The prime minister took off from the Kennedy International Airport in New York on Friday night in a special plane made available by the Saudi government, but flew in a couple of hours to solve the problem.

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Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, who had fired Prime Minister Imran, had rushed back to the airport to be at hand.

The prime minister, who led the delegation of Pakistan to the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, waited at the airport for a while while the technicians tried to fix the fault, but more work was needed and they decided to complete it on Saturday by the tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Lodhi had escorted the Prime Minister back to the Roosevelt Hotel where he had stayed during his hectic seven-day trip.

Authorities had said at the time that if the plane was not repaired in the morning, the prime minister would take a commercial flight back to Pakistan, where he is eager to visit the areas affected by the earthquake and visit the affected families.

During his "Kashmir Mission" visit to New York, the Prime Minister addressed the UNGA of 193 members, attended the UN summit meetings, met with several world leaders outside the session, including The president of the United States, Donald Trump, addressed groups of experts and interacted with international media.

Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader from Pakistan, Naeemul Haque, also confirmed the technical failure and announced at that time that the prime minister would spend the night at the hotel in New York.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1507820/pm-imran-reaches-jeddah-enroute-to-islamabad

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