KARACHI - In a weird decision made by the lawmakers, video-making has been banned in Pakistan International Airlines’ aircrafts.

According to details, a meeting of National Assembly’s standing committee on rules of procedure and privileges was held on Thursday. The meeting discussed a complaint submitted by the NA member Ramesh Kumar regarding the video-making and misbehaviour resorted to politicians during PIA flight on October 15.

The chairman of the committee said politicians were ridiculed for the mistakes of others. Ramesh Kumar said whenever he called to PIA managing director, he did not get any reply. The committee has imposed ban making of video during the PIA flights.

It is pertinent to mention here that in September last year a group of incensed passengers prevented a politician Rehman Malik from boarding a flight after they were kept waiting on the runway for two hours until he arrived.

A video clip shows Senator Rehman Malik, the country’s former Interior Minister, being ejected from the Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight.

Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani, a Member of the National Assembly, was jeered in his seat and also forced to leave the plane. When Senator Malik finally appears, the angry passengers immediately begin hurling slogans, forcing the politician to hurriedly retreat to the terminal building. “You should go back,” shouts one. “You should apologise to these passengers. You should be ashamed of yourself, 250 passengers have suffered because of you. It is your fault, sir.” Malik initially appears to remonstrate but his comments are barely audible as they are drowned out by the furious passengers.


City administration has sealed one of the busiest thoroughfares - MA Jinnah Road from Numaish Chowrangi to Tibet Centre on Thursday morning to accommodate a procession taken out by a politico-religious party to register protest against the publication of caricatures in a French magazine.

Heavy flow of traffic moving from different areas including Patel Para, Britto Road, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, FB Area, North Karachi New Karachi and other localities in district Central and East were diverted to Signal Free Corridor Three.