Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) security and vigilance team, busted a gang within the PIA, selling low price tickets through forgery to travelers, causing losses of Rs 6.2 million to the National Flag Carrier.
As per to the spokesman of PIA, a PIA vigilance team carried out a raid at the sales office of Pakistan International Airline in Sialkot and found that tickets on low prices were provided to the travelers for special flights.
An investigation against the district manager of the airline in Sialkot was also launched, as the security and vigilance team cancelled all booked tickets as the airline announced to take strict action against anyone found in the act.
The PIA spokesman said that the airline raised fares of its tickets for special flights during coronavirus pandemic and had cancelled all tickets booked before lockdown.
The internal employees of the Pakistan International Airline, received bribes from the travelers to provide them tickets on old rates, set before the coronavirus pandemic.
As per sources informed that, 48 passengers were given tickets pasted with bar codes of cancelled PIA tickets recently.
The scammed tickets were sold to the passengers traveling from Sialkot to Milan, Barcelona and other foreign destinations.
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