Brit man of Pak origin allowed to fly to Islamabad on sisters passport from Birmingham!December 29th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): An inquiry has been launched after a British citizen of Pakistani origin flew out of the UK on his sisters passport.
Kasim Raja, 26, had his travel documents checked twice by staff at Birmingham International Airport, but they did not notice the picture and details were that of his sister Samina, 22.
He flew to Islamabad, but was stopped by airport security there last weekend, held for two hours then deported, The Sun reported.
Property developer Raja, of Moseley, Birmingham, said: I was in a rush and grabbed what I thought was my passport as I left home. It doesnt say much for airport security I dont look anything like my sister. I flew for 71/2 hours then had to fly home.
Im furious with the security officials. Now Ive lost 1,000 pounds on this trip, have had to pay again and reschedule my flight. They refuse to refund me, he added.
A spokeswoman for Birmingham Airport said security checks are the responsibility of the airline, handling agent and Border Control agency.
Swissport, which handles check-ins for Pakistan International Airlines, launched an investigation. (ANI)
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