MOSCOW (Web Desk) Pop singer Fakhr-e-Alam, who was detained at the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport in Russia after he arrived there with an expired visa, has been released following a renewal of his visa.Following his release, the singer, who is on a mission to become the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the world in 28 days, took to twitter to express his gratitude to the people and government of Pakistan as well Russian authorities over the grant of a new visa to continue his globetrotting Mission Parwaaz .
He tweeted: “#MissionParwaaz update 11am local time. I have just received a new visa. I am now preparing the airplane and ready to go to Petropavovask airport. Thank you to all of my friends, well wishers the Pakistan government and the Russian authorities. The flag continues its journey.”To all the people of Pakistan and the Pakistani media thank you for all your prayers and support. I continue to fly my flag to complete the first ever Pakistani circumnavigation #MissionParwaaz.”
Fakhr-e-Alam was detained at the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport in Russia after he landed in the country with an expired visa while journeying across the globe on his project ‘Mission Parwaaz’.The singer said his visa expired as his flight got delayed. Subsequently, the Russian authorities detained him at the airport, he added.He appealed to the government of Pakistan and the Pakistani embassy in Moscow to help secure his release so that he could continue his journey to Alaska. He said he don’t want to end his Mission Parwaaz.
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.