Armed engineer arrested aboard Muscat-bound plane

Iftikh­ar Ali was carryi­ng a pistol, six bullet­s. Airpor­t police are questi­oning the engine­er.


Web Desk May 30, 2012

KARACHI: Airport Security Force (ASF) acting on a tip-off arrested an armed man off a Muscat-bound flight at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, Express News reported early Wednesday morning.

Officials said that a man identified as Iftikhar Ali, an aircraft engineer with the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), was on board flight PK 225, flying from Karachi to Muscat, Oman. He was apprehended and a pistol with six bullets were recovered from his possession.

ASF officials have handed Ali over to Airport Police who are currently questioning him regarding the weapon.

Unless carried by authorised flight marshals, firearms and ammunition are prohibited on board commercial aircrafts.

Once authorities process Ali, a case is expected to be registered against him.

Last month, PIA airliner was forced to land shortly after takeoff from Karachi after a passenger threatened to hijack the aircraft.

COMMENTS (14)

Umar khattak | 9 years ago | Reply

excuse me every1...you can't jxt believe in news rather u don knw a person. Iftikhar ali is an honest person serving PIA fan last 27 yrx,it wx a mistake he took a wrong bag to d airport, he wasn"t at d plane rathr wx at d screning machine ven entrd airport ven he realised dat he was having gun n dat was fa his security, its nt a sin! u can't blame a person wid closed eyes...media is not rite awl d tym!

anonymus | 9 years ago | Reply

its a mistake he is good person please no comment

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