PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad - Passengers and ASF Officials Clash

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PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad - Passengers and ASF Officials Clash

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Today, PIA Boeing 777-200LR registration AP-BGY performing Riyadh to Peshawar flight PK728 diverted to Islamabad for some reason. The aircraft apparently around 3:34 PM was descending for landing at Peshawar before diverting to Islamabad where it landed at 3:54 PM.

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Source: flightradar24.com

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Source: flightradar24.com

Flight PK728 now expected to land in Peshawar at 6:00 PM.

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Source: peshawarairport.com.pk

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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:46 pm

PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLA performing Dubai to Peshawar flight PK284 diverted to Islamabad where it landed at 5:14 PM.

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Flight PK284 now expected to land in Peshawar at 7:00 PM.

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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:47 pm

Probably due to bad weather (heavy rain/thunderstorm) Peshawar-bound flights getting diverted to Islamabad.

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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:05 pm

Clash between Airports Security Force (ASF) personnel and passengers of PIA Riyadh to Peshawar flight PK728 at Islamabad Airport on October 17.



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An enraged ASF man standing on stairs spat and threw a chair on protesting passengers below. A female passenger was hit by chair thrown by ASF man.

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DG ASF has taken notice of the incident.

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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad

Post by PKPANL » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:39 pm

ASF guy should be fired. In a video circulating on social media the ASF guy can be seen pushing and hitting passengers and through a chair from strayers to hit the passengers which can be fatal.

These type of guys destroying the image of organization.

Passengers must show anger as they were stranded in the waiting area for 8 hours without even water.

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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:01 pm

A three-member court of inquiry headed by Commander ASF North Brigadier Irfan Zafar formed to investigate the incident. Other two members are from Deputy Director Aviation Division Abdul Razzaq Bhatti and CSO ASF Iftikhar ul Hassan.



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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:36 pm

CAA has asked DG ASF to submit report of completed inquiry to identify ASF personnel involved in clash with passengers at Islamabad Airport on October 17. Report to be submitted to Aviation Division committee investigating the incident.

https://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date= ... 5_48854975

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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 pm

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken strong notice of the incident in which Airports Security Force (ASF) personnel at Islamabad International Airport clashed with passengers of PIA Riyadh to Peshawar flight PK728 diverted to Islamabad due to bad weather in Peshawar on October 17. A preliminary report of the incident had been presented to the prime minister.

* Islamabad International Airport manager, duty terminal manager have been suspended for not professionally handling the situation.

* PIA Islamabad Station Manager and his team also suspended for administrative action/proceedings.

* Board of Inquiry headed by Commander ASF North Brigadier Irfan Zafar must complete report in ten days. Inquiry board will take action against ASF personnel under Pakistan Army Act 1952.

CAA, PIA and ASF have been directed to take action immediately.

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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad - Passengers and ASF Officials Clash

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:08 pm

PIA, Islamabad Airport officials suspended

Mohammad Asghar

November 01, 2019

RAWALPINDI:
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) station manager, assistant station manager and deputy shift manager at Islamabad International Airport (IIA) and the airport manager and two duty terminal managers were suspended and departmental inquiries were launched against them on Thursday.

The suspensions came after orders from Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to sources, the Airport Security Force (ASF) assistant sub-inspector suspected of manhandling passengers was also removed and an inquiry against him was completed.

Sources said two separate inquiries have been conducted and reports sent to ASF Headquarters for further directives. The inquiry report contained CCTV images and interviews of security staff and other agencies’ officials.

“The ASF official may face punishment as he is being tried under the Army Act 1952, because his actions cannot be justified,” a security official said, adding that the issue was not reported to higher authorities at the time because it was settled between passengers and security staff.

PIA Public Relations General Manager Abdullah Hafeez told Dawn that following the prime minister’s orders, IIA Station Manager Pervez Naseer and the assistant station manager and deputy shift in-charge were suspended and an inquiry was launched into the incident.

Airport Manager Tahir Sikandar and deputy terminal managers Zaheer and Malik Akram have also been suspended and an inquiry has been launched.

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Re: PIA Riyadh to Peshawar Flight PK728 Diverted to Islamabad - Passengers and ASF Officials Clash

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:58 am

Report of passengers` manhandling at Islamabad International Airport finalised

By Mohammad Asghar | 11/9/2019

RAWALPINDI:
The report of an inquiry conducted by the Airport Security Force (ASF) into manhandling of passengers at the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) has been submitted to authorities concerned.

Initially, 12 ASF officials had been transferred to other airports.

According to sources, an additional director, three inspectors and eight other low-ranking officials were transferred apparently for failing to handle the situation. The sources said departmental action against ASF`s assistant sub-inspector, who allegedly manhandled the passengers, the company commander on duty at that time and CCTV in-charge was also recommended.

The incident occurred on Oct 17 when a PIA flight from Saudi Arabia to Peshawar was diverted to Islamabad due to bad weather. After landing, the passengers had to wait for several hours which led to their protest.

The quarrel between the passengers and ASF staff started when the latter tried to stop the passengers from leaving the airport lounge and travel to Peshawar by road. Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the incident and on his directives the PIA station manager,assistant station manager and deputy shift manager, airport manager and two duty terminal managers were suspended and inquiries initiated against them.

`One of the ASF officials is being tried under Army Act 1952 because his action can`t be justified,` said a security official, adding the company commander was also found guilty of failing to handle the situation.

The court of inquiry headed by Brigadier Irfan Zafar, director ASF, was directed to initiate proceedings against the responsible officials under the Pakistan Army Act 1952 and complete the proceedings within 10 days from October 23.

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