- Shehryar Afridi stopped at JFK airport for a “jiffy”, says Pakistan embassy in Washington’s spokesperson.
- Afridi’s govt passport bore the US stamp visa.
- As per a report, Afridi was stopped for “about an hour” earlier than he was allowed to enter the nation.
PTI chief Shehryar Afridi, who can also be the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, was stopped on the John F Kennedy Airport in New York Sunday for a second screening earlier than he was allowed to enter the nation.
Based on a report within the Daily Jang, Afridi was stopped for a second screening regardless of his authorities passport bearing the visa stamp.
Based on a report in Dawn, the PTI chief “was questioned for about an hour and was allowed to enter the nation when the Pakistan consulate in New York confirmed his credentials.”
Nonetheless, Maliha Shahid, the Pakistan embassy in Washington’s spokesperson, described the incident as a “regular” one, including that the previous minister of state was stopped on the airport for only some minutes earlier than he was allowed to enter.