Civil Aviation Authority retracts decision to make plastic wrapped luggage compulsory
*ISLAMABAD - The Civil Aviation Authority retracted on Sunday its decision to make plastic wrapped luggage compulsory at all airports in Pakistan. The policy was withdrawn after it received criticism from passengers, politicians and environmentalists.*
People criticized the policy, suggesting it had been introduced to enrich an unnamed company tasked with the wrapping.
“What is the logic for this requirement …if this isn’t legalized corruption,” one angry traveller tweeted. Asif Nawaz Shah, another social media critic, called the new policy a “corrupt profit-making endeavour”