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Inconvenience for Pakistani passengers as PM and CM deplane in Lahore

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): Hundreds of Pakistani passengers were left stranded as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz disembarked at Lahore, causing a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Jeddah to Islamabad to be diverted, media reports said.

The PIA flight PK842, scheduled to land in Islamabad at 10:30 pm, was diverted to Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, landing at 9:25 pm. The flight carried a total of 393 passengers, including the official Pakistani delegation and their family members.

“Videos circulating on social media showed passengers expressing their anger, but they had no other option but to wait until the VIPs disembarked before continuing their journey to Islamabad,” Dawn newspaper reported.

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