Karachi (NUT DESK)

Fact-check: Princely Jets had chartered the plane used by ex-PM Imran Khan, Engro had nothing to do with it.

 Over the weekend, there was a lot of speculation on social media about who owned the private jet that was used by former prime minister Imran Khan to travel to Karachi for the jalsa. Initially, some reports had incorrectly suggested that the private jet was owned by real estate tycoon, Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz.

In a statement, Engro clarified that while it owned the plane, it was chartered to Princely Jets as a routine practice and no expenses were borne the Company. Social media followers appreciated the Company for clarifying its stance. Some aviation experts also shared that it is a common practice for private planes to be available for rent via Princely Jets, without knowledge to the owner of who will be using the aircraft.

Meanwhile, some Twitterati and prominent politicians like Ahsan Iqbal of PML (N) tried to unnecessarily politicize this issue.

However, social media users were quick to dismiss these allegations against Engro and what they saw as threats against the corporate sector through needless politicization of the matter.