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Disturbing video of ASF officer mistreating young girl at Karachi airport sparks outrage

ASF spokesperson confirms the video to be authentic but says ...

In an incident at Karachi Airport, a video has gone viral on social media showing an ASF (Airport Security Force) officer callously throwing a young girl onto the ground after forcefully grabbing her by the hair. The officer’s actions have drawn severe criticism from users on social media platforms.

An ASF spokesperson on Friday confirmed that the video is authentic but added that the officer was responsible for his action not the entire force.

The incident captured in the viral video took place at the International Arrivals section of Karachi Airport. The footage shows a young girl eagerly running towards her father, who had arrived from abroad. However, the ASF officer, dressed in a blue uniform, heartlessly snatched the underage child and heartlessly threw her to the ground.

Upon seeing her father, instead of expressing joy, the distraught girl burst into tears and ran towards him, embracing him tightly, with tears streaming down her face. The video has ignited a firestorm on social media, with users expressing their outrage and condemnation.

In response to a query, an Airport Security Force spokesperson stated that this was an old, isolated incident and an individual act by the officer in question. The spokesperson emphasized that such inappropriate behaviour is strictly prohibited, and disciplinary action has been taken against the officer.

The ASF unequivocally stated that they do not tolerate any form of misconduct or mistreatment.

Social media users, including former national cricket team captain Shahid Afridi, have expressed their dismay over the incident. Afridi, in a tweet, expressed his deep sorrow, mentioning that the innocent girl ran towards her father for the first time, unaware that a heartless person would callously throw her to the ground. He emphasized that anyone incapable of showing empathy towards children should not be entrusted with any public-facing responsibilities.

The incident has raised concerns about the behavior and training of security personnel at airports, prompting calls for stricter oversight and measures to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers, especially children. Authorities are expected to investigate the matter further to prevent similar incidents in the future and maintain the dignity and respect of individuals passing through airports.

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