ISLAMABAD: A Saudi Embassy official in Pakistan was injured in a brawl with security officials at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Thursday, reported Express News.
Colonel Sukhari was off to Riyadh when he allegedly refused to be checked at the airport. He also slapped an Airport Security Force (ASF) official when security officials insisted. In turn, the ASF official thrashed him and his son, injuring them both.
ASF claimed that he was a protocol officer, while the Saudi ambassador in Pakistan claimed that he was a military attaché at the consulate.
Speaking to the media after the incident, Sukhari said that he did not refuse any security check and was thrashed after he tried to stop officials from misbehaving with his son.
“Can I do this? I did not refuse any security check. My son and I got ourselves checked at two security checks,” he told the media.
He added that he will initiate a case against the ASF for torturing him and his son.
Sources say that the CCTV footage at the airport has been seized on the orders of the chief security officer and all ASF officials have been summoned.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik has sought an inquiry report from in to the incident from FIA within 24 hours.