PIA crew detained for smuggling 24 iPhones from U.K.

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  1. AVERAGE INDIAN

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    The entire crew of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from London to Lahore was detained by customs officials in Lahore for six hours for allegedly smuggling 24 iPhones worth about Rs 2.5 million and also foreign currency, the second such incident in a month.

    The customs officials at Allama Iqbal International Airport got a tip-off that the crew of PK-758 flight, operated by Captain Amir Hashmi would smuggle a large quantity of high-end cell phones from the U.K.

    “The customs authorities took Captain Hashmi and 11 other crew members into custody after 24 iPhones were recovered from the luggage of an air hostess,” an official said on Monday.

    “The accused are office-bearers of the PIA staff union (CBA) and they did it under a plan. They first managed to get their duties changed by requesting the actual crew members for the flight in connivance with the relevant admin staff,” Dawn quoted a senior PIA official as saying.

    He said 5,000 pounds were also recovered from the possession of Captain Hashmi.

    After detention, the customs officials freed the crew finally on the intervention of Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem, The Nation reported.

    A case was registered against the air hostess from whose luggage the iPhones were recovered.

    “Strict action will be taken if any of the PIA employee is found in smuggling of smartphones and other articles,” PIA spokesman Mashhood Tajwar said.

    In August, the customs authorities recovered 37 smartphones of different brands, three tablets and 5,000 pounds from a crew member of PIA flight PK-786 from London.

    PIA crew detained for smuggling 24 iPhones from U.K. - The Hindu
     
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    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    Pakistani airline staff smugling phones;cigerrates etc is very common. Natgeo also telecasted an episode('customs') recently in which they showed paki crew smugling cigreattes.
     
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    noor little pay and apni jaaaat se mazboor ,wat else these pakis can do
     
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    Smuggling, thievery and dacoities are quite common. Apart from only a handful of nations, Pakistan is no such exception. It should, however, be a matter of great concern for a nation created on the pretext of Islam as Islam severely condemns and recommends harsh punishments to the culprits of such low activities.
     
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    It's a big raket , pakis in UK steal these phone and smuggled them to pak via safe and corrupt PIA staff
     
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    Ahsan Bin Tufail Regular Member

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    Bad characters are involved in every crime imaginable. I mean cheating, theft etc. So what's wrong with this one? These are only "phones". What about human trafficking?
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    So do you recommend the punishment of theft in Islam to PIA staff ie. cutting hands?
     
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    Ahsan Bin Tufail Regular Member

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    Yes, I would to all so-called Muslims who have participated in such a low act.
     
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    Heroin is also found with one of the air hostess of PIA
     
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    Ahsan Bin Tufail Regular Member

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    Really Sir. Shocking indeed. But what good would it do to smuggle heroin from UK into Pakistan? I mean heroin is more cheap in Afghanistan than UK. But jokes apart, it is an unacceptable act. Culprits should be dealt with iron hand.
     
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    Heroin traffic was other way around from pak to uk
     
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    Yara bhains ke agay been bajane ka kya faida? Jinki nazron mein taab-e-nazaraa nahi, unko jalwa dikhane se kya faida?
     
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    Maybe she was just looking to party..... had she come to India, we could have given a party sans the drugs.... ;) ;) ;)

     
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    PIA staff is sifaarishi and low paid, That,s y They indulge in smuggling from lipstick to i phone to drugs to human
     
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    PIA to be split into two, Gulf airlines may buy core business - Business - DAWN.COM

    NEW DELHI: Pakistan plans to split ailing national flag carrier PIA into two companies and sell control of the core business to a global airline over the next 18 months, but political opposition to the sell-off will be intense, the country's privatisation czar said.

    Financial advisers are now in talks with several airlines about taking over cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines , which has some 17,000 employees but just 36 aircraft - and 10 of them are grounded due to a lack of spare parts.

    Mohammad Zubair told Reuters in an interview during a visit to New Delhi on Wednesday that no decision had been taken on the buyer, but he mentioned Emirates Airline, Etihad and Qatar Airways - the Gulf giants that dominate the regional sector - as possibilities.

    “It's going to be the most difficult sale,” said Zubair, who is aiming to raise around $4 billion this fiscal year from the sale of stakes in several companies, anticipating demands that the government hold onto PIA and nurse it back to health itself.

    “If we are saying that for 25 years PIA has been going from bad to worse, we can't claim that we are business-savvy and we can turn it around,” he said. “Anyone who thinks that the government can fund it is living in a fool's paradise.”
     
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    just like whole pakistan PIA is also on SALE:rofl::rofl:
     
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    It is better to privatize PIA than to feed it on public funds. That might be a good way to lessen the burden on public exchequer. These precious funds could be allocated to health, education, tourism or poverty alleviation programs. I am not sure if that could happen under the present corrupt Govt.
     
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    so aab PIA ko emirates ya saudi wale chalayenge. wo emirates jisko PIA ne khara kia tha

    kya yeah kullam khulla baesti nahi ha

    kya yeah khula tazaad nahi:cool2::cool2::p
     

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