PIA has banned the making of videos in their flights.
According to the new rule, passengers won’t be able to make any video once they have boarded a plane. This was told in a meeting of National Assembly’s standing committee.
Committee was reportedly looking for solutions for the complaints that were filed by national assembly members against PIA.
Dr. Ramesh Kumar, a PML(N) member, told the committee that he was taken off the plane despite the fact that he had nothing to do with the delay in the flight. He further complained that PIA pilots didn’t do a thing to neutralize the situation instead he was let go off the plan by PIA staff.
It maybe recalled that Arjumund Azhar Hussain, who filmed Rehman Malik and Ramesh Kumar, being forced off of a plane for delaying the flight. The video went viral on social media and the internet.
Other than Arjumund, we have seen other instances where mobile phone videos — shot in planes — exposed serious issues with the airline.
Right now, its unclear how PIA proposes to implement the ban or any penalties for violating the ban.
Despite whatever motivations PIA details for the ban on video in flights, the move comes off as suspicious to say the least.
Not to mention, politicians are greatly vary of social media and smartphones — and they have time and again tried to curb these new technologies due to the fact that they feel more exposed in presence of such tools.