ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has imposed a fine of Rs100, 000 on Qatar Airways for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for prevention of Covid-19 on its flight.

Aviation Division spokesman Abdul Sattar Khokhar in a press release said on Friday 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.

The airline shall also be responsible for all expenses incurred on the testing of Covid-19 and quarantine of the passengers and the staff, he said.

He said one of the passengers with a positive Covid-19 test report had travelled on the Qatar Airways flight to Islamabad.

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 the virus.

Member of staff, the author is a Political Science alumna from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She keeps an eye out for issues of social justice, censorship and our changing political discourse.
She can be reached at rabeeaqamar@thecorrespondent.pk

Member of staff, the author is a Political Science alumna from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She keeps an eye out for issues of social justice, censorship and our changing political discourse. She can be reached at rabeeaqamar@thecorrespondent.pk

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