Here’s a fun story of a Pakistani politician that delayed a flight from Karachi to Islamabad by over two hours. The claim was that the plane had a technical fault, but once the passengers realized the plane was being held for a politician, they got angry and more or less refused to let him board.
A mobile video clip showing Pakistani politician Rehman Malik being virtually chased away by airline passengers furious at being forced to wait over two hours for him has gone viral.
The incident took place on Monday when PIA’s flight PK 370 was waiting to take off from Karachi. After what seemed to be an interminable wait inside the aircraft for a “technical fault” a passenger was finally able to draw out the truth – the crew was expecting Rehman Malik of the Pakistan People’s Party, a former Interior Minister.
A group of passengers then positioned themselves at the entrance, determined not to allow Mr Malik in the flight. “Tell him to catch a bus,” sneered one passenger. “Is he god?” said another.
“Malik Saab, you should be ashamed of yourself. You should apologise. You kept 250 passengers waiting,” a passenger shouted, rushing forward when the politician approached the plane.
“We have taken it for 68 years. No more!” he said.
Here’s the video of the incident:
(Tip of the hat to Stargold UA)