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This Pakistani Guy Exposed The Real Faces Of Customs Officials At Allama Iqbal Airport And It Is Quite Shameful

This Pakistani Guy Exposed The Real Faces Of Customs Officials At Allama Iqbal Airport And It Is Quite Shameful!

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People often feel blessed to return to their homeland and the feeling of breathing in familiar air. Everyone wants to travel and be in unknown places and it has become the new cool. It’s okay to travel and see the world, but some people would always want to travel back home. The sense of bonding and the similarity is just matchless.

But what happens when a person comes back home for comfort and they are not given the due peace?!

This Pakistani guy traveled from the UK to Pakistan and was going back again, but both of the time, he was looted by the airport authorities. This time, he decided to make a smart move and wrote this as his status!

He said that the airport authorities would try to catch stuff from the language and make it look suspicious so they can ask some money from him!

Every time I travel to Pakistan the airport staff at the Lahore airport force me to pay a bribe on arrival and departure. Last year I had three drama DVDs and the airport staff said I am not allowed to take CDs with me. I said OK take them if I am not supposed to carry them he said: “it is no use to me, you are not allowed but you take it, just take care of me”. He wouldn’t let me go until I paid 1000 rupees.

On 18th March 2019 at 7:30 am on my way back to Manchester from Lahore I was again forced to pay a bribe. This time I was ready to expose them. This is how they operate and has happened all the times. The person doing x-ray scan picks bags that has something they can use to blackmail the passenger. He then calls a specific person who takes the bag to a location slightly away from the public. To scare passenger the stuff from the very beginning start saying things which means “you are in big trouble”.

This time he said it is illegal to take textile goods in such quantity. I said OK you can keep it and he replied that it is no use to them, we will accommodate you and you “accommodate” us. They tried to take all the money I told I had and I let them take it to see how low can they go.

They took 4,500 PKR before check-in and I said that is all I have. He saw I have few GBP in my wallet and came back after some time that one of the gang members is not happy and want 40 GBP (all I had in my wallet). He saw that I still have 1000 PKR in my wallet and came again the third time when I was at the immigration control. He said it is not enough money and the guy at scanner is not happy and took the last 1000 PKR in my wallet. Of course, I had a lot more money in my pockets, but they took everything in my wallet and that I told I had.

This first video is cut off the main video that shows when they ask for a bribe, The second video is an unedited raw video when they searched the bags. The third video is before immigration control when he came for the third time to grab the last 1000 I had. I could not capture video when he took GBP as I was checking in.

My brother reported this to Citizen portal PK, he received a call from the DG ASF but he said these people are not from his department and he will refer to customs, there you go. It is time to show people’s power.

The audacity they had to ask and take bribe openly and at the highest security place with hundred of CCTV camera proves that everyone from top to bottom is part of the gang.

The said authorities would not even spare some lose cash on them, and take all of it!

Bribery scams are still on going at Allama Iqbal Airport Lahore

جناب وزیر اعظم ! کب ائیرپورسٹس سے اس طرح کی رشوت ستانی کی وارداتیں بند ہوں گی؟Sent By a member with the following message———————————————-Every time I travel to Pakistan the airport staff at the Lahore airport force me to pay bribe on arrival and departure. Last year I had three drama DVDs and the airport staff said I am not allowed to take CDs with me. I said OK take them if I am not supposed to carry them he said: "it is no use to me, you are not allowed but you take it, just take care of me". He wouldn't let me go until I paid 1000 rupees.On 18th March 2019 at 7:30am on my way back to Manchester from Lahore I was again forced to pay bribe. This time I was ready to expose them. This is how they operate and has happened all the times. The person doing x-ray scan picks bags that has something they can use to blackmail the passenger. He then calls specific person who takes bag to location slightly away from public. To scare passenger the stuff from very beginning start saying things which means "you are in big trouble".This time he said it is illegal to take textile goods in such quantity. I said OK you can keep it and he replied that it is no use to them, we will accommodate you and you "accommodate" us. They tried to take all the money I told I had and I let them take it to see how low can they go.They took 4,500 PKR before check in and I said that is all I have. He saw I have few GBP in my wallet and came back after some time that one of the gang member is not happy and want 40 GBP (all I had in my wallet). He saw that I still have 1000 PKR in my wallet and came again the third time when I was at the immigration control. He said it is not enough money and the guy at scanner is not happy and took the last 1000 PKR in my wallet. Of course I had lot more money in my pockets, but they took everything in my wallet and that I told I had.This first video is cut of main video that shows when they ask for bribe, The second video is unedited raw video when they searched the bags. The third video is before immigration control when he came for the third time to grab the last 1000 I had. I could not capture video when he took GBP as I was checking in.My brother reported this to Citizen portal PK, he received call from the DG ASF but he said these people are not from his department and he will refer to customs, there you go. It it time to show people's power.The audacity they had to ask and take bribe openly and at the highest security place with hundred of CCTV camera proves that everyone from top to bottom is part of the gang.

Posted by Siasat.pk on Saturday, March 23, 2019

Here are all the other Pakistanis supporting this guy who faced the same issues and it is quite sad to see the responses!

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How unfortunate!

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It is very messed up! Ruining the whole travel experience.

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Indeed!

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As the person said, despite having tons of CCTV cameras and with such high security, these people are still looting everyone. It can’t be possible without people in charge! But things have changed, and all we can do it hope to get things better.

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