CJP Takes Notice of GB Minister’s Misbehavior With Staff at Islamabad Airport

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has once again taken lead by taking a sou motu notice of an incident that caused an uproar on social media.

On Thursday, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) minister from Gilgit-Baltistan manhandled a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) official over a delayed flight.

A video, that went viral on social media shows the minister, along with a couple of men, arguing with a uniformed man who apparently was a PIA official (some sources have identified him as the Arrival In-Charge).

GB’s tourism minister Fida Hussain did not keep it to that but also set off a fire in the vicinity of Islamabad Airport as part of the protest.


PML-N Minister Abuses PIA Official Over a Delayed Flight

Videos of these incidents, which have been making rounds on social media, caught CJP’s attention on Friday evening.

The top judge has sent summon notices to both parties – the minister and the manhandled official – for tomorrow, November 17.

  • He must be disqualified. Such ill treatment is uncalled for. Those who travel by air to Northern Areas know that all flights are subject to weather and backlog. Its not just about PIA. If United, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Qantas or Singapore Air would operate on this route it would be the same.

    The PIA official was really very calm. I salute him for being cool despite facing off against a illiterate person.

    • Our national carrier is destroyed intentionally by former corrupt politicians. The fact remains that PIA still has some of the best employees an airline company could have. Of course there are bad ones, but in my experience others have been nothing but great.

  • CJP must also take notice of the relevant PIA staff (operations manager) refusing to come and explain the situation to the agitating passengers. Passengers specially ministers would resort to such extreme reaction only when some gross misconduct has been committed by PIA staff. As a regular passenger I can visualize the situation. PIA should be immediately privatised. There is no other solution to this cancerous problem.

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