The Control of Narcotic Substances (CNS) court dismissed on Wednesday the bail application of an airhostess of the Pakistan International Airlines accused of smuggling 320 grammes of crystals.
The accused, Maya Fakhri, has confessed to her involvement in the alleged smuggling and told the police that she was lured into doing it by Imranuallah Khattak, whom she met at a hotel in Islamabad. Fakhri said that she was asked to carry two packets of crystals to Saudi Arabia and was promised Rs50,000.
She was, however, caught at the final counter at the Jinnah International Airport on June 14 and a case was registered against her under Section 6, 9 (b) of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act 1997 at the Anti Narcotic Force police station. The police have already submitted a charge sheet declaring Khattak as an absconder while charges against Fakhri would be framed in the next hearing.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2013.