Good Plastic, Bad Plastic: Every Piece Of Your Luggage Will Now be Wrapped At Airports For Rs50
Confusion, lack of coordination, indecision, whatever it is, we don’t know. On one hand, the federal cabinet announced earlier this week to declare Islamabad polythene bags-free from August 14 and, on the other, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has made it mandatory for all the check-in baggage to be wrapped with plastic sheets.
A notification dated July 18 says the baggage of all domestic and international passengers will be wrapped in plastic before going to the scanning counters of Airport Security Force (ASF), Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) and Customs. And it will cost Rs50 per bag.
Meanwhile, Air Vice-Marshal Shahid Latif is associated the company responsible for this exercise [if you notice the notification carefully].
Just talked to AM Shahid Latif. He says the company was his deceased brother's who had listed him as a caretaker. He says the contract was awarded after proper bidding and the company is legitimate. pic.twitter.com/cnOb9Nqv3F
— Saqib Tanveer (@SaqibTanveer) July 20, 2019
But this cannot go unnoticed no matter have how many justifications one gives for such things.
Shahid Latif, who is seen saving & protecting Pak through his analysis almost every night, will be making alot of money. Ofcourse u wil pay him as u will b forced to wrap ur luggage at the airport. Its compulsory even though it is optional across the worlds best known airports ? pic.twitter.com/XdF5jCCRGM
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) July 20, 2019
Chalo bhai, confirmed. Now perhaps we can understand why a stupid contract was made to the detriment of ordinary travellers and the environment to benefit someone. https://t.co/IEjyB8vsSB
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) July 20, 2019