DUBAI:- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) immigration authorities in Dubai have fined Pakistan International Airlines AED 5,000 for allowing a female passenger to travel on a male passport.
According to sources, a female passenger, Ms. Siddique, traveled on PIA’s flight PK 203 to Dubai on the 16th of December using a British passport.
Authorities in the UAE sent the passenger back to Pakistan via very next flight after it was discovered she had traveled on someone else’s passport.
Sources claim the passenger herself is a British Passport holder and accidentally had her son’s passport when she arrived at the Allama Iqbal Airport for her flight to UAE accompanying her husband.
It raises the question how immigration authorities in Lahore allowed a female to travel on a male passport while an internal inquiry has been launched against PIA staff for issuing a boarding card to the female passenger who did not have the required travel documents.