FLORIDA: Singer and activist Fakhr-e-Alam touched down in Florida in the early hours of Sunday morning to become the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the globe, accomplishing his ‘Mission Parwaaz.’
The singer posted the news on Twitter along with a video message after landing in Clearwater, Florida.
Pakistan, Mission Parwaaz, Mission Accomplished we are now in the history books of aviation, the 42-year-old wrote.
In his video message, Alam said, Pakistan, news from Florida, Mission Parwaaz, mission accomplished. So its done, guys. Thousands of nautical miles, hundreds of hours, 22 countries, 24 days one big dream for one big nation. Pakistan congratulations, we are now in the history books of aviation.
In another post, Alam wrote, The flag is up….its done…Pakistan congrats we have our first successful circumnavigation of the globe in any mode of transportation.
Pakistan, Mission Parwaaz, mission accomplished, he said while giving a thumbs up.
He continued, I am now at Saint Petes Airport, KPI from where on October 10th Mission Parwaaz started and now I am back at the very same airport after completing the mission.
The 24-day tour, which kicked off in Clearwater, Florida on October 10th, took Alam to 22 countries.
From Florida, the 42-year-old had flown to Boston and then to the Canadian Airbase in Goose bay Canada and then to Greenland.
From Greenland, Alam flew to Iceland, United Kingdom, Egypt and then to Bahrain and then Dubai.
From Dubai, the singer flew to Karachi and then Islamabad and Lahore. From Lahore, he flew to Dhaka, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta and then Darwin in Australia.
Other countries where he made a pit stop included Philippines, Taiwan, South Japan, North Japan, the Pacific Bay, Russia and Alaska.