Imran in US on Saudi plane
The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan, reached the US on Saturday on a 'special aircraft' of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman.
Dunya News quoting sources said Mr. Khan was barred from using a commercial flight by the Saudi Crown Prince, who said: 'You are our special guest and you would be going to the US on my special aircraft.'
Addressing media, the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr. Shah Mehmood Qureshi, said, 'Prime Minister Imran Khan has reached the US. The seven-day visit is aimed at drawing the attention of the world towards what is happening in Kashmir.'
Before arriving in the US, Mr. Khan was on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia to muster support from the Islamic nation on the Kashmir issue.
In Saudi Arabia, he met King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and discussed Kashmir apart from trade, investment and economic relations.
Mr. Khan on Saturday left for New York from Saudi Arabia to participate in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The cricketer-turned-politician is scheduled to address the UNGA on September 27. While Mr.Khan's address is expected to centre around India's move on Kashmir, New Delhi has cleared that the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, will focus on his country's contribution on development, peace, and security fronts as a responsible member of the global body.