Minister Abid Sher Ali not allowed to board flight for arriving late


Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali faced an awkward situation at the Karachi Airport on Thursday when he was not allowed to board a flight for being late.

The state minister arrived late for flight PA-204 to Lahore when doors of the aircraft had already been closed.

Ali was stuck in a protest by Pakistan International Airlines employees outside the airport. The protesters chanted anti-government slogans and reportedly blocked the minister’s way.

In September 2014, Senator Rehman Malik and another lawmaker were expelled from a plane by passengers for arriving two hours late for the flight.

Passengers of an Islamabad-bound PIA flight from Karachi had barred Malik and PML-N Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani from boarding the aircraft. The two were accused of holding the plane back while other passengers waited for hours.