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Pakistani pop star Fakhr-e-Alam begins Asia leg of round-world flight

October 16, 2018 4:09 pm

A former pop star aiming to be the first Pakistani to fly around the world in a light aircraft has landed in Karachi, six days after take-off.

Sporting a khaki jumpsuit, Fakhr-e-Alam is piloting a single-engine plane emblazoned with his name.

But he is travelling with an instructor, as he has less than 100 hours of flight experience.

Alam has so far flown to cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He now begins the Asia leg of his tour.

He aims to end his trip, which he has named #MissionParwaaz, in Florida, where he took off from, next month.

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Alam has been posting frequent updates, photos and videos on his Twitter timeline.

These have included details of the food he is eating, people he has met, and some stunning images of the cities he is flying over.