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Interior Minister Scraps VIP Protocol From Airports

Islamabad (August 15, 2017): The interior ministry has directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) that no government official or other VIPs would be given protocol at airports across the country.

Interior ministry has ordered the FIA headquarters to scrape the FIA protocol. It also warned that any FIA official caught giving protocol to a VIP would face strict action.

The letter read that that immigration counters at airports would be monitored through CC TV recording and any VIP was seen being given special treatment, the immigration staff and their shift in-charge would be immediately suspended.

The ministry also directed the FIA to not harass passengers leaving the country.

A few days ago, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal travelled from Islamabad to Lahore on a Pakistan International Airlines flight sans any protocol.

“All passengers should be provided international standard facilities and FIA, CAA should play its role in this connection,” he directed.

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