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Playing with passengers’ lives

This concerns the report “Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) confirms 7 passengers traveled on fully booked flight” (Feb. 28). Sadly, this incident highlights PIA’s continuous decline, especially since 1977.
One must applaud the media which played its role as always; otherwise the PIA authorities would still be denying the incident.
On the other hand, as far as I know, it is not the responsibility of captains of either international or domestic flights to supervise the boarding of passengers and other such things. It is the job of the flight crew and the staff present on the gates at the time of the flight’s departure. Officials who issued the boarding passes to the extra passengers must be held responsible.
I hope the concerned authorities will take swift action against the offenders and that such an incident will never happen again.


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