W ashington: Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed was briefly detained at the Houston airport after he landed in the city, say media reports.
The incident took place Wednesday afternoon.
Sheikh was allowed to go after Pakistan’s Ambassador to US, Sherry Rehman, taking immediate notice of the ordeal the Awami Muslim League leader was coping with at the Houston airport, prompted the Pakistani consulate in Houston to help the veteran politician out.
Sheikh Rasheed was allowed to leave from the airport after a few hours. He was questioned during his detention but was not given a reason on why he had been detained.
Ambassador Rehman in a subsequent tweet said that she had spoken with Sheikh Rasheed on the phone and that he was well.
She added that the Rawalpindi based politician has been accompanied out of the airport by the Pakistan Consul General in Houston Aqil Nadeem.