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No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:38 pm

Notifications shown on news channels:

Pakistan Customs

There shall be no protocols by Customs staff to passengers. The baggage of passengers shall be checked as per standard operating procedure (SOP) and profiling of passengers without consideration of protocols by any other agency.
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Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)

Any FIA official giving protocols will be dealt with strictly and stern departmental action will be taken against him/her.
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Re: Customs and FIA Staff Directed Not to Give Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:41 pm

According to news sources:

Aviation Division has directed Airports Security Force (ASF) to cancel protocol security passes issued by ASF.

Such passes will be issued by the Aviation Division in the future.

ASF comes under the Aviation Division.

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Re: Customs and FIA Staff Directed Not to Give Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:46 pm

No protocol and no seat blocking at PIA.



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Re: Customs and FIA Staff Directed Not to Give Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Dr747 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:02 am

Abbas Ali wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:46 pm
No protocol and no seat blocking at PIA.



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I can tell you guys that neither of these two things are working. Flew from Lahore to London on PK757, yesterday. A family friend got us bulkhead seats a day before the flight (I never asked him, he had our PNR and just texted me to say that we are in 41 now) and I have also made a video of a couple being afforded a full protocol while being led to the CIP lounge. Sad state of affairs, still.

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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Guru » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:32 pm

I can tell you guys that neither of these two things are working. Flew from Lahore to London on PK757, yesterday. A family friend got us bulkhead seats a day before the flight (I never asked him, he had our PNR and just texted me to say that we are in 41 now) and I have also made a video of a couple being afforded a full protocol while being led to the CIP lounge. Sad state of affairs, still.

I agree. These things may not seem to be working; it would certainly take some time for the minds, hearts and bodies of our nation to be purged of all the bad blood and corruption running in them for the past 70 years. At least, this is a right step by the government in the right direction. Just as drops combine to form a sea and every journey starts with a small step, I am quite optimistic that In Sha Allah, with time and Allah Taa'la's help, we, as a nation, will rise out of the ashes of corruption and evil and proudly stand one day soon on our firm feet with dignity and honour. Long live, Pakistan. Aameen.

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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:48 pm

Bulkhead seat allocated to a Commercially Important Person (CIP) passenger of PIA ATR Lahore to Islamabad flight PK-656 of September 26, 2018, according to airline's 'Special Handling Advice' shown on a news channel.

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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:00 pm

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Pakistan Customs at Islamabad International Airport have foiled an attempt by a female passenger to use protocol facility to smuggle twenty expensive mobile phones from Abu Dhabi. Mobile phones have been confiscated and proceedings started against the passenger who is a resident of Islamabad

Pakistan Customs has asked for the cancellation of protocol card issued by Airports Security Force (ASF) to the passenger's facilitator.

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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:23 pm

According to news sources, former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was given protocol when he traveled on PIA ATR 72-500 (aircraft registration AP-BKY) Sukkur to Karachi flight PK-531 today.

Mr. Iqbal was given different meal aboard the aircraft and a PIA vehicle was present on apron to receive him at Karachi Airport where flight PK-531 landed at 12:58 PM.

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Source: karachiairport.com.pk

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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:41 am

According to PIA spokesperson:

The airline did not give protocol to former Interior Minister on flight PK-531.

Bus and minibus both are used for passengers.

The investigation does not show anything unusual.

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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by alimirfin » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:04 pm

A very good decision. I have seen this problem at Sialkot Int. very often. I guess the stockholders used to get it there :applause:

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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:13 pm

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry travelling on PIA Lahore to Islamabad flight took notice of PIA staff in domestic departures lounge of Lahore Airport waiting to greet and garland an officer of the airline. The information minister reprimanded PIA employees and questioned them about violation of government policies at a time when even country's President Arif Alvi is not taking protocol at airports.

The PIA officer clarified that he had not asked anyone to welcome him at the airport and was unaware of the situation.

The information minister has asked PIA staff and station manager/senior officials to submit report on the matter.

https://jang.com.pk/news/595336

https://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date= ... 0_52186651

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPup ... e=20190107

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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:20 pm

PIA abolishes protocols for govt officers

Mohammad Asghar

Updated January 09, 2019

RAWALPINDI:
In order to put an end to the VIP culture, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) scrapped all protocols and extraordinary arrangements for government and non-government officials across the country.

This was done on the directive of the airlines’ president Air Marshal Arshad Malik who asked the PIA to follow the regular procedure at all level.

The president and chief executive officer of the national flag-carrier will also not be able to enjoy protocol and extraordinary arrangements.

Source: DAWN
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Re: No Protocols to Passengers at Airports

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:43 pm

President Praises Abolishment of VIP Culture by PIA

Karachi, January 23, 2019:
President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi appreciated the efforts of President & CEO PIA, Marshal Arshad Malik and his team of PIA officials for revival of PIA.

The President of Pakistan in a telephonic call to PIA senior management on Wednesday morning at the airline’s Head Office lauded the performance of PIA and expressed his satisfaction on the leadership of Air Marshal Arshad Malik.

While addressing on live call to the senior officials of the airline he especially, congratulated PIA team for launch of new routes. He praised abolishing the VIP culture by PIA and insisted upon not to provide any VIP protocol even to him or his staff. He also appreciated other initiatives being taken for the betterment of the airline. He said that the present government will provide full support for the revival of the National Flag Carrier.

Air Marshal Arshad Malik and PIA senior officials thanked the President of Pakistan for the government’s support and encouragement and for showing full confidence in the present management.

Source: PIA Press Release
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