PIA air hostess held for helping human smuggler flee Pakistan

02:28 PM | 7 Jan, 2016
PIA air hostess held for helping human smuggler flee Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has apprehended an air hostess of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) after she allegedly aided a human smuggler in fleeing the country.

The air hostess Amna Shahid helped a wanted human trafficker named Ahtashamul Haq to board the flight PK-741 on Wednesday night despite his name being on Exit Control List (ECL).


The flight took off for Saudi Arabia however later on the plane was recalled to Benazir International Airport on the directions of Airport Security Force (ASF) where FIA arrested Mr Ahtashamul Haq, his and the accused air hostess. It was also found that air hostess was wife of the alleged human trafficker.


Ahtashamul Haq worked as a travel agent and student consultant at Chandani Square Rawalpindi under the title "Kraker consultants".

FIA is also investigating about others among immigration officials who allowed the culprit to move on although his name was on ECL.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

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US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
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Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
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