In a disconcerting turn of events, two senior flight attendants from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) reportedly managed to evade authorities upon the landing of a flight from Islamabad at Toronto, Canada.
This incident amplifies concerns as it marks the fourth occurrence this year of PIA crew members leaving without proper authorization upon reaching Canada. Notably, a similar situation involving four PIA crew members transpired last year.
The identified flight attendants, Khalid Mehmood and Feda Hussain, have brought further scrutiny to the airline’s adherence to security protocols and the efficacy of immigration checks. PIA, in response to the incident, has assured a thorough investigation, with strict departmental actions on the horizon, including the potential termination of their services.
This development not only raises questions about the robustness of security measures for airline staff arriving in Canada but also emphasizes the urgency of a comprehensive review of procedures to prevent such incidents in the future.
The repeated occurrence of such incidents underscores the importance of international collaboration and stringent protocols to maintain the integrity of immigration processes and ensure the accountability of airline personnel.