A Pakistani magazine has claimed that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was 'alienated' with 'some dimensions' of the Pakistani Prime Minister,Mr. Imran Khan’s actions on the sidelines of the UNGA session in New York last month, that he ordered his 'private jet to disembowel the Pakistani delegation' as a consequence.
Before attending the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Mr. Khan had first visited Saudi Arabia.
While departing for New York from Jeddah, the Saudi Crown Prince stopped Mr. Khan from embarking a commercial flight and asked him to fly on board his private jet as he could not let his guest travel in a commercial plane.
But while Mr. Khan was returning to Islamabad from New York on September 28, it was reported that the Saudi plane developed a technical glitch following which the Prime Minister and his delegation returned to New York and then took a commercial flight back.
But the Friday Times weekly magazine has contradicted this claim and said: 'The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, was so alienated by some dimensions of the Pakistani Prime Minister’s diplomacy in New York--he couldn’t have been happy at the prospect of Imran Khan, (Turkish President) Recep Tayyip Erdogan and (Malaysian Prime Minister) Mahathir Mohammad planning to jointly represent the Islamic bloc, nor with Pakistan’s interlocution with Iran without his explicit approval..'