The United States has given an explanation as to why the Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was frisked at an airport in the US.
The visuals of the checking have gone viral on the social media and the Pakistanis are fuming with the treatment meted out to their Prime Minister.
It is said that he was on a personal visit to the US to meet his ailing sister
The US official is said to have assessed that the Pakistani Prime Minister may have been travelling without a diplomatic passport and as a private citizen.
This is why he may have been made to go through screening process.
A video that has gone viral on social media shows a casually-dressed Abbasi being frisked at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York earlier this week.>