Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif turned back after he was already en route to the airport on Tuesday evening, and extended his stay in London, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Official sources claimed that the CM decided not to fly as bad weather in Europe was going to delay the flight by five hours. However, a Pakistan Today investigation has revealed that there was no delay and the flight took off and landed at the Lahore airport at the scheduled time on Wednesday.
As per details, there are three Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights a week between Lahore and London.
The PK-758 leaves from London on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The CM was supposed to return on Tuesday’s flight at 6:25 pm and reach Lahore on 6:05 am.
Shehbaz Sharif left for the airport, but on the way, changed plans and went back to his residence.
Records show that the flight he missed reached Lahore at exactly 6:05 am, without any delay.
The chief minister will now return on Thursday.