Saturday, October 27, 2012

Imran Khan pulled off flight at Pearson

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who has recently been very vocal about US drone attacks inside Pakistan which have killed thousands of innocent civilians specially women and children, was taken off from his flight to New York and taken in for questioning at Toronto Pearson International Airport Friday.
Imran Khan
Khan, who was in Brampton Thursday night for a politically-charged speech about turmoil in his homeland, boarded an American Airlines plane from Toronto to New York to speak at another fundraising dinner in Long Island City the same day.
“I was taken off from plane and interrogated by U.S. Immigration in Canada on my views on drones. My stance is known. Drone attacks must stop,” Khan tweeted at 3:35 p.m. Friday.
The questioning reportedly lasted up to an hour before Khan was allowed to board a later 4 p.m. flight to New York.
Khan, who is the founder of Pakistan‘s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party took part earlier this month in a protest against U.S. drone strikes on his home turf.
Read more: Toronto Sun


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