WATCH: Imran Khan filmed praying in helicopter

The video went viral on social media and was met with conflicting sentiments


September 30, 2022

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was filmed offering prayers in a helicopter as he flew above breathtaking mountains and dazzling valleys of Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Friday.

Imran, seated in the front passenger seat next to the pilot, can be seen praying in a video that has gone viral on social media as he overlooked stunning scenery. The video was met with conflicting sentiments online.

Many praised the PTI chief for commitment to his faith whereas others criticised him for using religion as a political tool.

Some netizens criticised him for putting an 'Islamic touch' to his politics. A social media user wrote that the PTI leader is "only doing this because of his political interests".

A theological debate also ensued as some people questioned whether he could pray during a helicopter flight as the direction keeps changing.

Social media users questioned why he could not have waited until the helicopter landed and prayed in a mosque or empty room with fresh Wuzoo (partial ablution obligatory before prayers).

 

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