Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday arrived home after completing a 10-day trip to Saudi Arabia and the United States, where he attended the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
PM Khan was welcomed by hundreds of PTI supporters and leaders who had gathered at the capital’s airport hours before his arrival.
Addressing the party workers, the premier said he wants to thank the nation for prayers that enabled him to fight Kashmir’s case. He pledged that he will continue to expose fascist agenda of Narendra Modi’s government at every international forum.
Earlier the day, PM Khan on Sunday left for Pakistan from Riyadh via a commercial flight.
PM’s special plane had to turn back to New York with a technical fault.
On Friday night, PM Khan and his delegation returned to New York 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 (UNGA), 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.