Pakistan Imposes Fine of Rs.100,000 On Qatar Airways for Violating Rules

The Pakistan government has imposed a 100,000 PKR fine on Qatar Airways for violating the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) enforced against the crisis.

Pakistan Imposes Fine of Rs.100,000 On Qatar Airways for Violating Rules

Aviation Division spokesman Abdul Sattar Khokhar in a statement on Friday said the government had taken serious notice of the violation which had put the health and safety of the passengers as well as personnel working at the airport at risk.

In its letter issued by CAA air transport department, the CAA expressed its concerns against the Qatar Airways’ administration for allowing passenger with a positive test report to

travel through its flight on the flight number QR-604 on October 15.

The CAA has already directed the airlines operating flights to and from Pakistan to ensure compliance with the SOPs that have been devised and implemented to protect passengers from contracting decease.

Besides imposing fine, the aviation authority stated in its letter that the foreign airline will also bear complete expenses for the passengers. It added that any recurrent violation shall be dealt with in a more stringent manner including but not limited to revocation of operating authorization granted to Qatar Airways for flight operations to and from Pakistan.