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Currency worth Rs30m found in PIA plane’s debris

In a shocking development on Thursday, a spokesperson of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has claimed that local and foreign currency amounting to Rs30 million was allegedly being smuggled in the plane that crashed in a Karachi neighbourhood on May 22.

“Local and foreign currency worth millions of rupees were recovered from the crash site,” said the spokesperson, adding: “A total of Rs30 million were recovered from three separate bags.”

The PIA official said that such an amount cannot be transported without informing the airline and that an extra seat ticket needs to be purchased for transporting such huge amounts of cash. “A passenger cannot carry it in their luggage or cabin baggage.”

He said for such large amounts of cash, a passenger has to be seated next to the cash. “No passenger had brought an extra seat.”

So far, three people have come forward to claim the money, the spokesperson said.



25 Comments

  1. Shahid Khalid said:

    Very strange that 3 people have come to claim the Rs.30 million worth of currency when only two people survived the crash. The people who had the money transported would have to provide evidence of the money belonging to them, and then face possible smuggling charges. It would be better if no nobody claimed the money to avoid prosecution.

  2. Shahid Khalid said:

    Very strange that 3 people have come to claim the Rs.30 million worth of currency when only two people survived the crash. The people who had the money transported would have to provide evidence of the money belonging to them, and then face possible smuggling charges. It would be better if no nobody claimed the money to avoid prosecution.

  3. Qasim Zuberi said:

    No claims, has to be deposited in the treasury please. Must be I’ll money. Government need it. Person responsible for boarding this type of money should also be punished.

    • M. Khan said:

      Its impossible to transport huge amount of money into ✈ without the help of security and PIA staff. Charges should be laid down against the security staff.

  4. Zafar Hussain Reza said:

    Lahore airport security staff may identify the person carrying that container of cash. Cameras at Lhr airport at various tiers may also help. I wonder there is no mention by PIA about the officials involved in such violation of rules or procedures.

  5. ahmad said:

    Better to hand over that money to me because I will use it for better purpose

  6. Ilyas khan said:

    This money should be distributed among blood relatives of the people expired in plane crashed. PIA and Lahore Airport services must be investigated & culprits must be punished according to law of land.

  7. Najam ul Islam said:

    Where were the scanners to cheq that bags? All personnel deployed on checking must be taken into custody for further investigation.

  8. Syed Mashhadi Husain said:

    Very strange intentions are clear PIA staff must trace the passenger the
    claimants should be watched & their links be unearthed through an inquiry

  9. Dr. A.K. Chanchal said:

    The video recording of the passengers boarding the plane will reveal the owner of the currency notes.

  10. Qasim said:

    It’s really a dump statement pia have eve made when you have all those scanning material and staff who always like to open your laguage without any thing insidewhen its totally your fault why you are sharing with media so sad from pIA

  11. Jamal said:

    Load counting staff and xray operator and hole staff of PIA knows currency traficers this is daily routine practice

  12. Rosey Roses said:

    Everything is possible in this government. & other past governments too. Killing,, raping,, smuggling, burning is in routine chores.. Only +point goes to this Government is that they r very very extremely quick in takin U Turns.. The moment plane crashed.. They quickly announced Eid.. & the silly public again diverted from the hidden facts.. Let’s see how long U – TURN,, can save its skin from scratches..

  13. Muhammad Hussain said:

    This country needs a clean sweep from top to bottom. Far too many people in comfortable positions who are involved in racketeering and corrupt staff who take bribes and allow this organised crime to fester for so long. It is ingrained in Pakistani society that it’s a normal thing to do.
    The Police and Army are also involved heavily in organised crime and to top it all the so called Judicial system is much worse. Imran needs to retire most judges as they are the cause of continued corruption without accountability….the country was in better hands under General Zia for a short time.

  14. Raja said:

    Unfortunately it’s a shambles from top to bottom.
    Whether it’s this government or the past they are all as bad as each other. We have never seen any swift action against any crime. Two many people have connections with people in positions who save them from prosecution. Bribery is the root cause of injustice. Until the judicial system is not implemented properly no fair trial or outcome is achievable. Accountability and transparency are key factors for any society to flourish and no one should be above the law regardless of position, power and status. Allah’s wrath and anger is upon this nation. We have had numerous calamities and disasters but we never take heed from such trials. As much as we pray and seek guidance the worse our situation is becoming because our intentions and actions are not changing. Greed and acquiring wealth through illegal means is our top priority. Depriving people of their rights and injustices are deeply instilled in our daily lives. How on earth will we move forward and become a better nation.

  15. Hina.eijaz said:

    I don’t understand why is this an issue. Carrying 3 crore cash inside Pakistan is not smuggling!!! Maybe someone bought a car in khi and was going to make the payment. Under what law is this a problem. When someone reports 30 million it looks big actually its its only 3 crores which is barely price of an suv in Pakistan…we just like to sensationalize everything.

  16. Khalid Y said:

    I don’t think money could been smuggled without PIA’s knowledge. Or at least airport officials at Lahore Airport must have know this. PIA will never stop surprising us.

  17. Muhammad Iqbal said:

    The Airport Security Force scree all the baggage at the entrance and the handcarry at satellite before boarding. With the help of CCTV recording and the scanning machine record the owner dog the currency can be identify

  18. Akram said:

    Sorry to comment but its very important to search that team is involved in such kind of crimes and with out involving the security people nobody can handle such amount of money and transfer via aeroplane…… thanks to whom show this crime out from police department if any police man see this money will never show that money bags he can handle itself and enjoy

  19. Syed Tahir Hassan Zaidi said:

    This is nothing new or strange .
    I remember when we had our Boeing crash in Cairo in1961 .There they found some expensive Jewel which were later claimed and received by the owners.
    The point to ponder is that even after 60 years we have not cleaned the cleaner.

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