DUBAI – Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel was offloaded from a Toronto-bound flight on Dubai Airport when he was traveling with star cricketer Shahid Afridi, Wednesday morning.
As per reports, the duo was going Canada to attend a fund-raising dinner for Shahid Afridi foundation.
According to the reports, Tariq Jameel was offloaded from the flight because of lack of security clearance.
When PakistanTribe correspondent tried to reach him, he was only informed that it was a security clearance issue, which will be resolved shortly, and Maulana will fly to Canada on the next available flight.
As per the latest reports, Maulana Tariq is still at Dubai Airport, waiting for clearance.
When asked, Afridi confirmed the two were flying to Toronto for a charity dinner. He added that formalities were being fulfilled so that the cleric could leave for Toronto on the next available flight.
A day ago, the former captain had tweeted about the upcoming dinner of his charity Shahid Afridi Foundation.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 9, 2017