KARACHI – 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 minister arrived late for flight PA-204 to Lahore when doors of the aircraft had already been closed. Abid 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 Pakistan Muslim League-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.