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UK Threatens To Ban PIA  
User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

Britain threatens to ban Pakistan airlines' flights

Under pressure to check human smuggling from Pakistan, Britain has threatened to ban flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) if Islamabad doesn't urgently sign an agreement to prevent the practice.

Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao and Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah had told Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz at a cabinet meeting that Britain would ban PIA flights unless a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on "managed immigration of illegal Pakistanis" was not signed on an urgent basis.

Hindustan Times
seems like a fallout of 7/7, but can be totally unrelated as they maybe contemplating long before...
rgds
VT-ASJ


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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

I don't quite understand the logic here: Isn't it the job of the British immigration officials to deal with illegal aliens? Why ban PIA? This doesn't make much sense to me. Its interesting that most of the flights from the USA to Pakistan go via the UK - so where would they go now?

User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Isn't the airline responsible for ensuring that the passengers have the correct documentation to legally enter the destination country? I'm sure I've heard of airlines confiscating passenger passports where they think the passengers may destroy them, e.g. to apply for asylum. I think the airlines can be fined quite heavily.

User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Reply 1):
I don't quite understand the logic here: Isn't it the job of the British immigration officials to deal with illegal aliens? Why ban PIA? This doesn't make much sense to me. Its interesting that most of the flights from the USA to Pakistan go via the UK - so where would they go now?

Its a failing in PIA's security which enables these people to get on board the flight. The problem is when they arrive in this country there is a long process involved in deporting them which can result in appeal after appeal etc.



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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting Aseem (Thread starter):
seems like a fallout of 7/7

Why, were Pakistani citizens responsible?


User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4360 times:

Quoting Trident2e (Reply 4):
Why, were Pakistani citizens responsible?

are such restrictions ever so rational? As an Indian citizen I have so many restrictions. Were Indian citizens responsible for anything?
rgds
VT-ASJ



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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4286 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 5):
are such restrictions ever so rational? As an Indian citizen I have so many restrictions. Were Indian citizens responsible for anything?
rgds

What are you talking about?


User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

Interesting development. I'm sure PIA will comply. They can't afford to lose MAN, LHR and BHX. I'm sure British intelligence has been aware of this for sometime or it wouldn't be coming to light now. It's not something that just appears, it's obviously being watched closely.

User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

Quoting Trident2e (Reply 6):
What are you talking about?

seems to have gone completely off-topic..lets dump it!!



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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

It's no different to the British governement fining truck drivers who bring in illegal immigrants and asylum seekers on their trucks from Continental Europe. Whether you know about it or not it, it is the carriers responsbility to get the problem under control.


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User currently offlineEgghead From United States of America, joined May 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

This is old news and has nothing to do with 7/7. Complete article (published July 6th, Business Recorder Daily) is at:

http://www.businessrecorder.com/inde...No=1&query=&search=&term=&supDate=

India, Afghanstan, Turkey and Sri Lanka have already signed similar agreements, Govt. of Pakistan was dragging its feet. Emphasis is on devising a mechanism to deport illelagal aliens. PIA, Air India, Biman and other airlines from that part of the world are doing a very good job of stopping asylum seekers before they board.


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