Committee formed to probe alleged threat of blasphemy case made over parking dispute.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday formed a committee to probe the incident of an official allegedly threatening a security officer with a blasphemy case during a parking dispute at Jinnah International Airport's cargo area last week.

According to footage of the incident, the male official had issued the threat to the female officer after she did not allow him to enter the cargo area in his friend's vehicle that too without number plate.

The man, in the video, allegedly threatens the female officer with blasphemy accusations, saying he will 'call preachers ... I am mad and will cut [you] up'.

The video further showed that when the man named Saleem uttered the word 'blasphemy', the woman official told him that he was free to implicate a 'Christian' woman in a blasphemy case but in fact it was him who was committing disrespect to his religion.

After the video went viral on social media and the ruling party's top leadership took notice, the CAA on Saturday suspended the official.

According to a statement by the CAA spokesperson today, an inquiry committee has been formed on the directions of DG CAA and will be headed by the airport services director.

'The committee will hold its first meeting tomorrow (Tuesday),' he said. 'Both parties involved have been informed through letters.'


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