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Clarification sought from Bangladesh over harassment of PIA staff

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought clarification from Bangladesh High Commission, on Bangladeshi security agencies harassment to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crew and passengers, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said on Thursday, local media reported.

PIA sources said, Bangladeshi intelligence officers have been constantly harassing PIA officials for the past two months.

On Wednesday PIA flight PK-266 was delayed for three hours for security checks.


The PIA Station Manager at Dhaka, Ali Abbass house was also raided and his family members were harassed by Bangladeshi officials and were later deported to Pakistan. Some media reports said Ali Abbass was called back by Pakistani officials.

Several raids have also been conducted on the houses of PIA officials on suspicion of smuggling of gold and fake currency.