Thursday May 11, 2017
KARACHI: A woman, who was allegedly harassed at the airport, was caught on camera slapping security officials at the Karachi airport on Thursday.
In the video, the woman, identified as Ruqaiyya Soomro, can be seen misbehaving with the security personnel. Inquiry into the case revealed that the woman, who is working as Pakistan International Airline's Assistant Manager, was physically harassed by a plain-clothed official, after which she was outraged.
The incident occurred at the Jinnah terminal’s departure lounge at the airport.
The footage which surfaced is also incomplete, as the PIA female official reportedly slapped the man who misbehaved with her first and then misbehaved with the ASF official.
Following the incident, the PIA official was taken to another room by a female ASF officer and the matter was resolved. Interestingly, no complaint of the incident was lodged in the log book.
Speaking on the issue, ASF officials said that the woman was stopped from entering the lounge as her identity card was expired. However, ASF official accepted that they way that she was stopped was inappropriate.
Taking notice of the incident, PIA asked for the CCTV footage of the incident so the case could be inquired into. On the other hand, no inquiry has been initiated from the side of either ASF or Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Last month, three different videos of a brawl between two female passengers and a lady constable of the Federal Investigation Agency at Islamabad airport had surfaced. the videos showed the different angles of the story; scuffle over a petty issue at the airport, passengers misbehaving with the female officer, officer berating the same women.
In response, FIA has suspended the official for manhandling the passengers.