Compulsory wrapping of check-in baggage causes online outrage

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LAHORE: The federal government has come under fire for a controversial decision to make wrapping of check-in luggage at all Pakistani airports compulsory for travelers.

According to an official notification issued by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA), all check-in baggage of domestic and international passengers be wrapped up with plastic sheets at the initial stage of the scanning at all airport.

Wrapping charges have been fixed at Rs50 per bag, according to the letter which has gone viral on social media platforms.

The order is part of an agreement between the PCAA and Air Ciro, a company owned by Air Marshal (retd). Shahid Lateef.

Meanwhile, the move has irked netizens, some of them described it as legalized corruption.