WASHINGTON: A Pakistani military delegation was the latest victim of paranoia enters U.S. airports on Monday night when U.S. security forces have arrested a brigadier general from Washington Dulles Airport on a complaint from a passenger who said he did not feel comfortable sharing flight with the delegation.
The sergeant was removed from United Airlines flight, and others in this eight-member delegation was also arrested after the tables. They have been released. The dispute was a major diplomatic row delegation violated by this treatment, decided to cancel an important meeting at the headquarters of U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday and return home. At that time, the U.S. Department of Defense has apologized that the delegation had their leader, a naval officer with two stars, already informed Islamabad, where officials approved his decision to return home Tuesday night.
The delegation included senior officials from all three services, army, navy and air force. Dawn was contacted by SU Transport Security Administration, whose officials were arrested Brigadier General and the Department of Homeland Security, but received no response. Mathew Chandler, spokesman for DHS, and Lauren Gaches TSA, however, asked Dawn contacted the airline. United Airlines officials, however, told U.S. media that the brigadier general, whose name was not disclosed, were interfered with the flight attendant and said: "This would be his last mission." Information gathered by Dawn revealed that the incident which led to the cancellation of the meeting occurred in Washington's Dulles Airport late on Monday when a passenger flight from Tampa complained that Pakistani Brigadier General, when speaking with his colleagues had said that he found intimidating.
Officials of the airline announced the Transportation Security Administration selected Brigadier General and other officials later also. A Pakistani official, when asked to rule on the request, said: "This is a delegation of officials headed by an officer of two stars, not the masters and the oil companies. How the officers not to engage in such behavior. "Information gathered by Dawn also confirmed Pakistan's request that the plane was delayed for 40 minutes before the company cited the alleged altercation between Brig and stewardess. Later, an official of the airline came with a security guard asked the TSA and landing brigade. She gave no reason. The head of the delegation asked the brigade to descend and work with the TSA. Brigadier-General released its identity.
No answer for about 15-20 minutes, and then the airline and security officials throughout the delegation asked to get off the plane. The head of Pakistani delegation to the TSA sent a letter of invitation Centcom officials confirmed that they were going to Tampa for a meeting. He showed them all the passports found a delegation of high-ranking officials. He asked to talk about senior official of the TSA, or person responsible for security at the airport, but his request was denied. "Do not let them talk and treat them as terrorists," the official said Pakistani. "Researchers are unprofessional, junior civil servants." Officials said the TSA and airline officials told the delegation that the passenger said Brigadier General threatening statements, but did not say what those comments were. "The delegation was detained for two hours, tells them nothing not give them to talk to anyone, "the official said Pakistani.
As to why the delegation decided to cancel the meeting and return home, the official said it was mainly due to the humiliating treatment of TSA and airline staff. "They could not prove the allegations. What we decided that one of the passengers became paranoid, so they decided to stop the official delegation. It is a question of paranoia," said the official said Pakistani troops will hold their investigation to discover what caused this behavior humiliating. Islamabad, Inter Services Public Relations said "Pakistan Army delegation visited the United States (U.S. invitation to the meeting of Centcom) was an unjustified security checks at the airport in Washington the U.S. Transport Security Agency. Subsequently, a delegation approved by the United States defense officials apologized for the case. Because of these checks, the Pakistani military authorities decided to cancel the visit and invited the delegation back. "