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ASF recovers heroin from passengers at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: The Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled a smuggling attempt at the Islamabad Airport after it recovered heroin from two female passengers, ARY News reported. According to sources, the drugs were recovered by the ASF during a scheduled inspection of the female passengers leaving for Saudi Arabia. The women, identified as Shamim Bibi and Asma Riasat, were each carrying 40 capsules loaded with heroin. The women were scheduled to board a private airline and they were going for Umrah. The sources further said…

‘Incomplete’ Islamabad airport ready for take-off?

ISLAMABAD: With the scheduled inauguration of the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) only few days away, the airport still lies incomplete with inadequate facilities as the prospects of further delay in its formal opening seem to loom large.  According to the details, the inauguration of the recently-constructed airport is scheduled for April 20. But, it may be delayed as construction work on some of its sections is still ongoing and may take some time to complete. The building that will house Airport Security…

ANF nabs several ex-PIA, ASF officials involved in drug smuggling

RAWALPINDI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has arrested 14 suspects including former Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and Airport Security Force (ASF) officials involved in drug-smuggling through international flights, ARY News reported. While briefing the media in Rawalpindi on Friday regarding investigation into heroin recovery from different flights in two months, Director General Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Musarrat Nawaz said after one and a half months’ investigation, 14 suspects have been arrested most of them are…

Case filed against female PIA officer for slapping ASF personnel

KARACHI: A female officer of the Pakistan International Airlines has been booked for ‘absuing’ personnel of the Airport Security Force (ASF) and slapping three of them when she was stopped at the domestic lounge of Karachi airport, officials said on Friday. The female officer was reportedly stopped by ASF personnel at the airport lounge because of her expired entry pass, but the women got affronted and instead launched an assault on the ASF officers. However, the woman claimed that the ASF personnel “humiliated and…

Ethiopian airline makes emergency landing at Lahore airport

LAHORE: A flight travelling from Ethiopia to China made an emergency landing at the Allama Iqbal International airport on Saturday after a reported scuffle between two passengers aboard. Ethiopian Airlines Boeing-777 was travelling from Addis Abbaba to Beijing when it made an emergency landing at 10:40 AM in Lahore. More than three hundred passengers were on board . Two foreign passengers on board reportedly scuffled with one another, and also severely wounded members of the airline's crew. Airport Security Force…

Passenger arrested after smuggling attempt foiled at Lahore airport

LAHORE: The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Saturday arrest a passenger who attempted to smuggle contraband at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, ARY News reported.  The passenger named Naeem hailed from Sargodha who attempted to smuggle heroin worth Rs.25 million to Saudi Arabia. He was expected to board a Qatar Airways flight QR-621 which was scheduled to embark to Jeddah via Doha, Qatar. The suspect had hid two capsules in orange peels, which raised suspicion and he was arrested by the ASF. He was handed over…