PIA stops persons travelling on fake Canadian visas

KARACHI: The task force of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Friday intercepted two passengers from Canada-bound flight following discovery of travelling on fake electronic visa.

The PIA taskforce at Lahore Airport took timely action and denied the passengers travelling through national carrier to Canada. The passengers later handed over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further legal process.

According to details, when these two passengers reached PIA counter for boarding pass for their journey to Toronto, Canada, the taskforce examined the electronic visa presented by them.

The examination revealed that those visas were fake. A PIA spokesman said that the timely action prevented huge monetary penalty on the national flag carrier.

The spokesman said that in case those visas found fake at Canadian soil then huge penal amount had to be borne by the PIA.

The FIA will further investigate the fake visa scam to find out persons involved in such crime.

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