Video of CAA Official Overcharging Taxes at Islamabad Airport Goes Viral

Over or extra charging is not a big deal in Pakistan but charging extra at an international airport of the country, which is frequently visited by high officials, influential and well-connected people is rare if not non-existent.

A recent video of a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) official overcharging passengers at Islamabad International Airport has gone viral on social media.

The video, widely shared on social media, shows a CAA official at Islamabad airport charging extra airport tax in the name of “round figures”.

In the video, a passenger is being asked to pay Rs. 368 in tax by the desk officer. When the individual gave him Rs. 1000, the officer returned Rs. 600, deducting Rs. 400 instead of Rs. 368.

When the passenger demands to return the remaining amount, the official explained that they are charging the tax in the ’round figures’. The official refused to return the remaining amount despite protest by the individual.

“We are charging the tax in the round figure and this is our policy,” the official stated.

  • Sirf Itna Keh Dete : I am Live On FaceBook Aur Main CitiZen Portal Main Video Share Karta Ho ImranKHAN & Company Ko : Wo Khud Apko Batayenge K ROUND Figure Tax Kiya Hota hai

  • Living in the United States, we also pay airport tax on our tickets. However, this tax is included at the time of purchasing the ticket, so there is never any additional collection at the airport itself. I do believe that this was the system in Pakistan as well. Perhaps this is the new policy of Civil Aviation. In any case, it is the responsibility of the passenger to know about any tax to be paid. For example, Vancouver International Airport in Canada collects the sum of CAD 10 for Airport Expansion from the passenger at the time of departure, so whenever I visit Vancouver I have the amount in cash ready at the airport.

    • That’s true, but in Pakistan it’s not unusual for no easily available public info to be published and only finding out about changes to charges at the airport…

    • Tickets still include supposed Airport Tax.. ye new further tax lagaya hai CAA ne Islamabad Airport pe. Coz you know. Pakistan :)

  • Maza to phir aay ab Agar viation wala Kick Out ho Baqyo ko Warning di Jay aur usko Jutyan Maari jain aur Permanent Bann kia jay Kisi B Job se and Heavy Fine Kia jay

    Stupid LoG Drama Shuru kia hua

  • Is video ko share kerney se koi result aaya? Kuch update pata chali keh tex wc actually main kitna hai or kitna pay kerna hai ya already tickets main include hai? Jo log rxtra payment layrahy hain un ka kiya kiya???? Plzzz koi update sherw karen says:


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