'Suspended' PIA air hostess 'manages' to travel on Toronto flight, goes missing

Published: September 18, 2018
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Fareeha Mukhtar was barred from service on all international routes in 2015 following smuggling allegations. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Fareeha Mukhtar was barred from service on all international routes in 2015 following smuggling allegations. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) air hostess, who was earlier barred from traveling on international routes, has gone missing in Canada, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Fareeha Mukhtar, who was suspended from service in 2015 over allegation of smuggling of currency and mobile phones, went missing following the Lahore-Toronto flight. Mukhtar was earlier barred from service on all international routes, including the US.

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Talking to The Express Tribune, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said Mukhtar traveled on September 15 from Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore on PK-789 flight to Toronto.

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The air hostess is originally from Lahore but she was assigned to the flight from Karachi in connivance with some officials of the People’s Unity of PIA Employees.

The national flag carrier has been fined $8,000 for the violation. Authorities have launched an investigation in to the incident as well informed the Canadian police about the incident. Moreover, a show cause notice has also been issued against the missing employee.

PIA has been in the media spotlight recently with a video of a Polish national dancing on an the airline’s flight to ‘celebrate’ Pakistan’s Independence Day.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • sterry
    Sep 19, 2018 - 2:10AM

    The problem is that people like her and those who helped her think that laws and the reputation of the airline doesn’t matter. It is the job of the airline and of authorities to clamp down hard on all those involved and give them exemplary punishment so that no one dare help such a criminal again.Recommend

  • Shoukat Kirmani
    Sep 19, 2018 - 3:17PM

    Why the government is not bringing the officials of the People’s Unity of PIA Employees who supported her?
    There is NO system of punishment in Pakistan and this is the major factor of the corruption.
    Bring the officials of the People’s Unity of PIA Employees, punish them severelyand make an example for the future.Recommend

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