9 Pak officials detained at US airport

Washington, Sep 1: Pakistani high-ranking military officers were deboarded from a US plane in Washington on Tuesday, Aug 31after one of them commented to a flight crew.

The nine-member delegation boarded United Airlines Flight 727 from the Dulles International Airport in Washington but were pulled off, quoted The Washington post.

The officials were on the way to Gulf Coast Bay city in the state of Florida, to attend the annual, conference of the US-Pakistan Military Consultative Committee.

But instead of proceeding to their destination the delegation was ordered to return to Pakistan by their military superiors in Islamabad, in protest of their treatment. The Pakistani official said, we were "verbally abused,interrogated and rudely treated".

Later sources said that Pakistan officials received apologies from Pentagon and Centcom officials.

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