Islamabad: A video of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials beating up two women at Benazir Bhutto International Airport is spreading like wild fire on social media.
In the video a woman can be seen being physically assaulted by female staff of the FIA’s immigration department at Islamabad airport.
While the video recorders and the people were seen stand still, the women pledged for help and mercy. The video is of the same incident in which, instead of taking off from the BBIA a passenger landed at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) in Rawalpindi. A Norwegian national was allegedly tortured by female immigration staff of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over a petty issue at the BBIA on April 15.
“We reached the airport along with my daughter Fouzia and Fatima Umer. Our flight was scheduled to take off at about 12:45 pm,” said their mother Haseena Begum while narrating the incident to The Express Tribune at BBH.
“Fouzia had gone to the restroom after obtaining her boarding cards and handing over luggage. She came out of the restroom and asked for some toilet papers from a female airport staff,” Haseena added.
The staffer, later identified as FIA official Noshila, was irked by the request and said that she was from the immigration department and she had nothing to do with providing toilet papers, apparently a menial job of cleaners, Haseena said.
Responding to the somewhat rude reply of the immigration official, Fouzia asked her not to misbehave with travellers. The two continued to then exchange harsh words. Haseena said that Noshila allegedly threatened that she would not let them travel to Norway.
“As we stood in the queue for our immigration clearance, the FIA woman came and snatched our passports and boarding cards. She tore the boarding cards,” Haseena claimed.
As news of the incident spread to television channels, the FIA immigration department released a statement claiming that the three female passengers had misbehaved with one of their staff.