KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has arrived at the holy city of Madina where he will be performing religious rituals.
The video of his arrival, however, has gone viral. The footage shows Imran disembarking the plane barefoot while shaking hands with the people and hiding something behind his the other hand.
Naturally, a lot of keen eyed observers became curious and basically Eid came early for conspiracy theorists.
One Twitter user demanded that the public be clued in on what Imran was ‘hiding’.
Another user went on to suggest that it was perhaps a liquor brand. “Black label,” he wrote in his tweet.:
Then, there were some who scoffed at his use of a private jet.
To settle the matter, we reached out to PTI Spokesperson Fawad Hussain to ask what the party chief was hiding.
Hussain dismissed all speculation, and said: “It’s the prayer beads, a tasbih, what else?”
Imran is on the holy land to perform Umrah, Fawad said, where on landing he walked barefoot in respect.
The PTI spokesperson also confirmed that Imran was travelling in a private jet but refused to comment further.