Leaders and workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are set to give Prime Minister Imran Khan an unprecedented welcome as he arrives in Islamabad on Sunday evening after his historic address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
PTI’s Chief Organizer, Saifullah Khan Niazi has asked party workers to reach the New Islamabad International Airport in the afternoon as the party would accord PM Imran with an unprecedented welcome.
Senior PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen took to twitter to urge the party workers to attend the reception for the prime minister who he said had “fought Kashmir cause like a true hero”.
“Let’s celebrate this win by giving him a hero’s welcome tomorrow 5pm at the New Islamabad Airport. Don’t forget to be there,” he tweeted with a hashtag #WelcomeHomePMIK which trended on Twitter.
Earlier, the Prime Minister left New York on board a commercial flight after his plane developed a technical fault on Friday night.
Technicians tried but could not fix the problem in the special plane, which was placed at his disposal by the Saudi government, after it landed back in New York.
Officials said it was then decided to return to Roosevelt Hotel where the prime minister had been staying during his seven-day visit to New York, and to take a regular Saudi Airlines flight Saturday morning for his return journey, as he was anxious to visit the earthquake-hit areas and families of the victims.