This is not the first time that Pakistan International Airlines staff is found to be involved in smuggling of imported goods. The customs of various countries on numerous previous occasions have caught them red handed but due to the influence exercised they are let go.
Similar scenario happened here at Lahore Airport where a captain and his crew were found smuggling 21 Iphone6 units to Pakistan. The quantities disclosed are much less than what really came through. Sources confirm that the custom officials received a call to release the Captain and his crew silently, as the phones were for some high officials. The national carrier is being treated like a personal mistress by the government officials whether in opposition or otherwise. It’s a sheer shame that once a glorious flag carrier has now turned in to a donkey stable.