ISLAMABAD - Pakistani
cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said he was pulled off a
flight to New York by US agents on Friday and interrogated
about his views on drone strikes.
Khan has been a vociferous opponent of killings by the
unmanned US aircraft in Pakistan
and has promised to instruct
the Pakistani air force
to shoot them down if he wins next
"I was taken off from plane and interrogated by US
Immigration in Canada
on my views on drones. My stance is known.
Drone attacks must stop," he wrote on Twitter.
US authorities say they cannot give detailed comments on
individual immigration cases due to privacy laws but a State
Department official confirmed Khan had been delayed.
"We're aware that he was briefly delayed in Toronto
boarding his flight to the United States
. The issue was resolved
and Imran Khan
is welcome in the United Sates," said the
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