New Delhi: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan was offloaded from a US-bound flight at Toronto International airport in Canada on Friday just hours after he criticised the US for drone attacks in Pakistan's restive Waziristan region.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief was reportedly questioned for his fundraising activities and his alleged links to the Taliban. Imran later tweeted about his interrogation and stood by his critical stand on US drones. He said, "I was taken off from plane and interrogated by US Immigration in Canada on my views on drones. My stance is known. Drone attacks must stop."
Imran's media advisor Shafqat Mehmood clarified, "US authorities questioned him about his stance on the drones. Mr Khan said he will continue to believe that drone attacks are violation Pakistan's sovereignty Entire questioning was based on his stance on drone attacks and nothing else the conjuncture is that in the speech and interview to CBS his stand against the drone attack resulted to his offloading."
Imran was headed to New York to attend a fundraiser organised by his party's US chapter in Long Island. Earlier, he had intended to hold a demonstration outside...more
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