JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. – A file photo

LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Saturday rejected the Civil Aviation Authority’s clarification and claimed that the Israel plane landed in Islamabad after changing its code and name.

Talking to media in Lahore here Saturday, he said the news reports regarding Israeli plane landing was a cause of concern for the nation and added a campaign would be started to inform the nation about this.

Earlier, the CAA had dismissed rumours of arrival of an Israeli aircraft in Islamabad. “Civil Aviation Authority has categorically rejected any news regarding landing of Israeli Plane in Pakistan.”

CAA in its press release stated that there was no truth in reports of Israeli jet landing in Pakistan because no such aircraft landed at any airport of the country.

On Thursday, an Israeli journalist claimed that an aircraft from Tel Aviv has flown to Islamabad, a claim that sparked outrage on social media. There were also reports that the aircraft carrying a high-profile person stayed in Islamabad for ten hours.

Avi Scharf, editor of Israeli newspaper Haretz, made the claims, further alleging that the pilot could trick and make it appear as a Amman-Islamabad flight rather than a Tel Aviv-Islamabad one.

According to BBC the plane was not registered in Israel and it actually flew from Amman.