Philippine national deported from Pakistan, airline fined

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday deported a Philippine national back to Dubai for travelling with an invalid visa.

Melanie Delos Santos arrived at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on flight number EK-624 in Lahore with double entries on her visa. She wanted to enter the country for the third time on the visa, reports the Express Tribune.

However, the FIA refused to let her enter the country and she was sent back to Dubai.

The agency also issued a letter to Emirates, asking it to pay a fine of 5, 00,000 rupees for bringing a passenger with an invalid visa.

Adopting a strict policy regarding violation of immigration rules by passengers and airlines, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar had earlier directed that any airline which brings an inadmissible person to Pakistan should be imposed a fine.

So far, various airlines have been imposed fines to the tune of 40 million rupees who brought passengers to Pakistan without a valid visa. (ANI)