The singer, who had directly landed here from Abu Dhabi to participate in a programme organised at a city-based hotel last night as part of the New Year eve celebrations, was sent back as Pakistani nationals are only allowed to enter the country through Delhi and Mumbai, according to officials.

Khan then took a flight to Delhi and came to Hyderabad for his performance. The singer, 42, today faulted the airlines for the fiasco and said the authorities were only following the rules.
"He (Khan) landed here yesterday morning. But he was denied entry as he did not fulfill immigration rules. So he was sent back (to Abu Dhabi)", an immigration official told reporters.

Asked about the incident, Khan told reporters, "The authorities and I were right in our own ways and the airline in question was wrong as they should have known that as a Pakistani national which ports in India we are authorised to travel.”

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