A Pakistani Man Forced a Plane to Turn Around Because He Missed His Wife

They say that love makes people do the strangest things. And not just in the movies that is.

This is one such story that occurred recently.

On March 11, a Pakistani man named Irfan Hakim Ali was on-board a plane going from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia. He had boarded a flight with Shaheen Air and after it had already taken off from Lahore, Mr. Irfan forced it to land and he did it by throwing a tantrum.

The reason for the tantrum? He missed his wife and did not wish to go to Saudi Arabia but had the change of heart after the plane was already in the air.

Irfan, who hails from Sheikhupura, stood up on his seat and started screaming onboard the Shaheen Air flight, telling the passengers and crew that his wife had died and that he had to go back to Lahore.

As per existing protocols, planes can only do an emergency landing because of technical/medical problems or due to unruly passengers. In Mr. Irfan’s case, the crew and pilot were left with no choice but to take the plane back to Lahore.

Once the plane was back in the city, he confessed to the airport authorities that he had lied about his wife passing away.

Being a newly wed, he had just missed his wife too much and the prospect of leaving her for a job in Saudi Arabia was just too much to bear. Talk about the age-old adage that absence makes the heart grow fonder!

Hakim Ali

Thanks to Osman Husain for the tip!

A techie, Overwatch and Street Fighter enthusiast, and Sub Editor at ProPakistani.


  • Syed Feroz

    wow, news for latest technology…

  • Yasir Hashmi

    Hahaha Typical Desi Pakistani Man:D

    • Ali Salman

      Inspired by Indian movies or may be he didn’t want to work in Saudia. He will not mention his wife’s death if he loves her :p

  • Shaheen

    there should be some consequences.. He should get sued. otherwise more people will start doing these types of stunts in the future.

  • Eli Ehsan

    Baray bhooray tabhi 18-20 saal ki umar main shaadi karwa dete the.. See what age-long thharak can do to people…….. :D

  • Abu Khuzaima

    great decision to remain with wife. highly appreciated. But do feel sorry for rest of passengers.

  • ZAB

    Qinqi rikshaw, Mira car, aur yeh story. Yeh ho kia raha hai yahan? Yeh Masala blog hai ya technology?

    • waqar hussain

      They Call it “News Blog”. He was flying in Plane. Plane is Technology. So “Technology news’

    • Nott Responding

      :D :D

  • Yasir Mahmood

    O Bhains :p

  • 2-3 saal aur hogaye hotay shadi ko to yeh pilot ko bol raha hota k jaldi chala bhai

    • ZAB

      Aapka dard koi shadi shuda insaan hi samjh sakta hai.

  • Sameer Yasir

    he is not a typical desi man.. Love does exist. Trolls are everywhere in the name of readers :-)

  • Adnan

    pagal hai.. kuch arsay baad is ne apni iss bewakoofi pe rona hai.. phir betha rota rahe ga aur bolta rahe ga.. kadi ty peke jaa nii bagum.. aawy sukh da saah nii bagum :-D