‘Theft, pickpocketing on the rise at Karachi airport’

A screengrab showing a warning banner against the CAA put up at a location at the Jinnah International Airport.  - Twitter / @arifrohilla
A screengrab of a CAA warning banner at one point at the Jinnah International Airport. – Twitter / @arifrohilla
  • Visitors lounge, waiting area, car parking are prone to theft.
  • No arrests have been made as a response to such incidents.
  • CAA puts up banners to caution travelers to take care of their belongings.

Theft and pickpocketing in lounges, waiting areas and car parking are on the rise at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport as passengers and visitors keep losing their belongings at travel stations, sources said on Tuesday.

Sources said that incidents of theft by giving away sweets and other eatables have also been observed at the Karachi airport; However, no arrest has been made in this regard.

The matter has attracted the attention of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the administration, who have put up banners at various places at the airport to warn visitors and passengers to take care of their luggage.

The banners said, “Beware of pickpockets. Take care of your belongings yourself.”

However, the banners warning of CAA drew criticism on Twitter as users said that such banners represent Jinnah International Airport at its worst.

Here are some Twitter reactions:

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