PTI’s Shehryar Afridi stopped at New York airport for second screening

PTI chief Shehryar Afridi gestures whereas he speaks at a press convention. Photograph: File
  • 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. 

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