Ambassador in touch with Russian authorities on Fakhr-e-Alam’s detention
MOSCOW (92 News) – Pakistani singer Fakhre Alam, who is on a Mission Parwaz, has been detained by Russian authorities at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport as his visa was expired two hours ago before landing the eastern city, Faysal Quraishi shared on his social media accounts.
Alam had embarked on a distinct journey earlier this month of circumnavigating the globe becoming the first Pakistani to do so.
The 46-year-old singer arrived in Japan on Sunday and updated his fans on the next stops.
Pakistan Ambassador in Moscow has spoken to Fakhr-e-Alam and is also in touch with Russian authorities, Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad said. Problem will hopefully be resolved soon, he further stated.
Thank you 🙏🏼 “We are in contact with Russian authorities and are extending all possible assistance”, Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Qazi Khalil Ullah on Fakhre Alam visa issue @pid_gov
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) October 29, 2018
Famous TV actor Faisal Qureshi in a Facebook post wrote: “Message from Fakhre Alam … Bro please tweet on my behalf. I am being detained at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport because my visa expired 2 hours [ago] and date changed. They are forcing me to turn back to Japan. I cannot go to Japan because I had single entry visa. I appeal to the Pak[istan] govt to request Russian government to allow me to continue my journey to Alaska. I don’t want to give up Mission Parwaaz. I need Pakistan’s support to carry on our flag to finish this. I have been in a room without food or water. No Wi-Fi. They didn’t give me my phone for six hours. I NEED HELP.”
Taking to Twitter, Fakhr-e-Alam left a message for his supporters and cited of how unbelievable it is to have a dream come to reality as he hangs around Nagoya, Japan during his mission to circumnavigate the world in 28 days.
“#MissionParwaaz message from Japan…sorry I look very haggered and tired but I have been going through time zones and very less sleep”, he wrote.
There’s a tough time ahead of him as he reaches the other side of the planet through different time zones, only to stay alert for the onward Northern specifics crossing that is to come with extreme freezing temperatures.