Airplane carrying PM Imran returns to New York due to technical fault

Airplane carrying PM Imran returns to New York due to technical fault

New York (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan and his delegation returned to New York on Friday night after the plane developed a technical fault.

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 Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, but it flew back in a couple of hours to have the problem fixed.

According to reports, PM Imran, who led the Pakistan delegation to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UN GA), waited at the airport for some time while technicians tried to fix the fault, but more work was needed and they decided to complete it by Saturday morning.

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi, who had earlier seen off PM Imran, rushed back to the airport and escorted the premier back to the Roosevelt Hotel where he was staying during his hectic seven-day trip.

A Pakistani delegation, including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, is accompanying the prime minister.

During his week-long visit to New York, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the 74th session of the UNGA, attended summit meetings at the UN, held meetings with a number of world leaders on the sidelines of the session, including United States President Donald Trump, addressed think-tanks and interacted with international media.