Video: Pakistan gets its first circumnavigator

World Monday 05/November/2018 15:37 PM
By: Times News Service

Muscat: Pakistani singer, songwriter and National Award winning actor, Fakhr-e-Alam has become the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the globe as part of his project — "Mission Parwaaz".
The actor posted a video on Twitter after landing in Florida on November 4, announcing the end of his journey that started on October 10, 2018 at the same place.
“Pakistan, news from Florida: Mission Parwaaz, mission accomplished. So it’s done, guys. Thousands of nautical miles, hundreds of hours, 22 countries, 24 days one big dream for one big nation. Pakistan, congratulations. We are now in the history books of aviation,” Alam said in the video.
“I am now at Saint Pete’s Airport, KPI from where on October 10, Mission Parwaaz started and now I am back at the very same airport after completing the mission,” he said in another video message.
The 24-day tour, which kicked off in Clearwater, Florida on October 10, took Alam to 22 countries. The mission took Alam three years to fall into place.
From Florida, the 42-year-old had flown to Boston and then to the Canadian Airbase in Goose Bay and then to Greenland. Post that, he flew out to Iceland, United Kingdom, Egypt, Bahrain and Dubai.
The singer then made his way to Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan, then flew to Dhaka, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta and Darwin in Australia.
Other countries where Alam made a pit stop included Philippines, Taiwan, South Japan, North Japan, the Pacific Bay, Russia and Alaska.