Pakistani who shot Rehman Malik plane video sacked

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A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late has been sacked from his job.

Arjumand Hussain and others accused Rehman Malik of holding up the Pakistan International Airways flight.

Mr Hussain says he was given no reason for his dismissal and does not regret standing up against "VIP culture".

His employers deny his sacking was over the protest video, which went viral. Mr Malik denies holding up the flight.

Mr Hussain had a senior role at multinational courier and logistics company Gerry's Group, the Express Tribune reported.

fHis footage of Rehman Malik and another politician - Ramesh Kumar Vankwani of the ruling PML-N party - being harangued by angry passengers struck a chord with many Pakistanis earlier in September.

The video was shared on social networks, with many praising the passengers who took action.

PIA blamed the delay of the flight from Karachi to Islamabad on a technical fault.

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