Javed Hashmi's plane not allowed to land at Sialkot airport

Airport authorities say plane was not allowed to land owing to unfavourable weather conditions


Web Desk August 05, 2014

SIALKOT: The private aircraft of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) president Makhdoom Javed Hashmi was not allowed to land at Sialkot International Airport on Tuesday, Express News reported.

The PTI president was headed to Sialkot to address a PTI workers convention but despite efforts to land at the airport, his plane was not permitted.

The airport administration said Hashmi’s plane was not allowed to land owing to unfavourable weather conditions. PTI workers protested against this action.

Hashmi then diverted his plane to Islamabad. Upon arriving in Islamabad, the PTI president said he was at a loss to explain why the government is taking such adverse actions against his party.

The government earlier announced that Article 245 of the Constitution be implemented in Islamabad in what is believed to be a move to obstruct PTI chief Imran Khan’s ‘Azadi’ march to Islamabad on August 14.

However, while speaking to the media outside the National Assembly today, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the implementation of Article 245 in the federal capital was not related to the march on August 14.

PTI chief Imran Khan is set to lead his million-man ‘Azadi’ march to Islamabad on August 14.

COMMENTS (20)

Usman | 6 years ago | Reply

Hey guys, i am from sialkot and weather here right now is actually bad for a jet to land here

Muslim Leaguer | 6 years ago | Reply

@Reality Check: What a strange news!! Javaid Hashmi, PTI MNA from NA-149, has not paid any Tax (The detail of Tax by all parliamentarians is available on the website of FBR) http://download1.fbr.gov.pk/Docs/201469962916404PARLIMENTARIANSTAXDIRECTORY2013Dt.09.06.2014.pdf The PTI guy evades taxes and owns an aircraft. He was inducted in PTI during the regime of General Pasha.. Anyone from FBR/ECP should send immediate notice to this Tax-Defaulter and scrutinize his records. He must be disqualified for the tax default.

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