ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/DUBAI: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Karachi last night on a private plane AP-PLE owned by Engro Corporation’s subsidiary Engro Fertilisers.
Engro stated that the plane had been chartered to Princely Jets as a “routine practice” and that they did not bear the expenses for the trip. It is pertinent to be mentioned that PTI leader Asad Umar has worked as Engro’s President and CEO.
Sources revealed to The Pakistan Daily that a Dubai based business person paid 29 lacs to Princely Jets to fly Imran Khan in a luxurious private plane from Islamabad to Karachi so Imran Khan could attend the Karachi Jalsa in maximum comfort.
It has been claimed that Farah Khan, who is a frequent flyer on private planes in Pakistan was involved in providing another aircraft for Imran Khan after there seemed to be a problem in AP-PLE after the flight from Islamabad.
Imran Khan frequently flew on a jet owned by Jahangir Tareen’s company, the JDW Group, however, since the relationship between Khan and Tareen soured, that jet could not be used by Khan anymore.
It has also been claimed that PTI leaders have privately reached out to Malik Riaz Hussain, one of Pakistan’s richest men for financial support after Imran Khan’s lost his government in Islamabad and Lahore.
Imran Khan has been asking for financial aid from his party workers in order to fund his political party.
Princely Jets did not respond to a request for comment as of the filing of this report.