The airplane carrying Prime Minister Imran Khan and his delegation back to Pakistan after a successful tour of the United States was rerouted to New York on Friday after developing a technical fault.
According to reports, the minor technical fault was being fixed and there was no cause for concern. The technical fault was noticed when the airplane was near Toronto.
PM Imran will spend the rest of the night in New York and board the airplane once the technical fault has been fixed. It is not immediately clear when the fault will be fixed.
Due to technical fault in the plane, Prime Minister Imran Khan will be spending the night back at the hotel in New York.
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Sources also confirmed that the premier arrived at the hotel from the airport in New York safely and will spend the rest of his time there while efforts are underway to fix the airplane as quickly as possible.
PM Imran was traveling back to Pakistan in the plane after a week-long tour of the United States in which he met several world leaders and also addressed the United Nations, General Assembly.