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Technical glitch or bad weather? Ex-Pak PM Imran Khan escapes plane crash

A plane carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan escaped a crash as the aircraft made an emergency landing on Saturday due to technical glitch mid-air

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (Photo: Reuters)

A plane carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister escaped a crash as the aircraft made an emergency landing on Saturday due to technical glitch mid-air, according to local media.

Daily citing a local tv channel report said that was on his way to Gujranwala by a special plane to address a rally on Saturday.

As per the publication, the pilot of the plane then contacted the control tower and managed to land the plane safely. It is to be noted Khan continued his journey to Gujranwala by road after the emergency landing.

Quoting PTI leader Azhar Mashwani, Daily reported that Khan's plane returned to Islamabad soon after takeoff due to bad weather.

"Reports of any technical fault in the aircraft are incorrect," the PTI leader tweeted.

Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman has given a call to the workers and people to come out in different places of the country yesterday to show solidarity with him.

Speaking at the rally in Gujranwala, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman directly addressed the establishment and warned that it will be held responsible if the country and economy were to "plummet any further" under the incumbent government.

"I am addressing the people who have the power," he said at the Jinnah Stadium.

"I want to ask the establishment ... the way this government is taking this country and economy down ... I know that you call yourself neutral but this nation will hold you responsible for the way the country is going down. They will hold you responsible because you could have prevented the country getting mired in this swamp but you did not do anything," he added.

is facing contempt of court charges for making controversial remarks against a female judge.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, September 11 2022. 13:44 IST