Islamabad: In a major embarrassment to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, a Pakistani local magazine reported that the plane given to Khan by Saudi prince to travel during his visit was called back and there was no technical glitch in the plane.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, who facilitated a special plane for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his visit from the US to Islamabad, called back his private jet after he apparently got irked by some dimensions of the Pakistani premier’s diplomacy at UN General Assembly.
This appalling report published in a local Pakistani weekly magazine states that Salman was very wrothful from some works of Imran Khan during his visit to UNGA in September.
Imran Khan, who initially went to Saudi Arabia wanted to fly to America in a corporate plane. But the Saudi crown prince provided his own special plane. Subsequently, he went in MBS plane and while returning he had to go back following a technical glitch. After that, the PM boarded a corporate plane.
However, the magazine report refuted the official claim and stated that there was no technical glitch in the plane but the Saudi crown prince had snubbed Imran Khan by ordering his private jet to disembowel the Pakistani delegation.
“There were some unintended consequences of the trip too. Inexplicably, the Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, was so alienated by some dimensions of the Pakistani Prime Minister’s diplomacy in New York – he couldn`t have been happy at the prospect of Imran Khan, Recip Tayyib Erdogan and Mahathir Mohammad planning to jointly represent the Islamic bloc, nor with Pakistan’s interlocution with Iran without his explicit approval – that he visibly snubbed Imran by ordering his private jet to disembowel the Pakistani delegation,” the report read.