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US woman on Pakistan’s blacklist creates ruckus at airport

ISLAMABAD: An elderly American woman protested by lying on the floor of the Islamabad Airport after officials tried to deport her.

The woman was identified as 70-year-old Murray Maude born in Washington, US.
She reportedly arrived at Islamabad International Airport in Pakistan on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Manchester.
The woman was allegedly blacklisted by authorities in Pakistan. When the airport staff tried to send her back, the woman started screaming and rolling on the floor of the airport in protest.
In a viral video, she can be seen on her wheelchair, which she later abandoned to create a commotion.
However, it was not clear why she was blacklisted and banned from entry into Pakistan. The US Embassy in Islamabad was contacted by the officials and called at the airport to resolve the issue.
Early this year, another American woman, Sonia Sita, had also been deported from Islamabad airport. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had said the woman reached the Islamabad airport without obtaining a visa.