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11 Jan, 2014

Ontario man says U.S. wrongly put him on no-fly list – CBC News

A Whitby, Ont., business owner is growing frustrated about his inability to fly overseas to visit family, which he says is a result of his name wrongly appearing on the U.S. no-fly list.

Omer Qureshi was supposed to catch a flight to visit family in Pakistan last Saturday, but was to find out he wouldn’t be allowed to go.

It was the second time in a year that he had been barred from flying overseas. The first occasion was last year, when he learned he had been put on the U.S. no-fly list.

Qureshi said he applied for redress and was told that he should be cleared to fly. He bought another ticket and was stopped from travelling again.

“If you do something, I can understand that part. But if you are an innocent person and you don’t do anything, like, why should you be trapped like that?” Qureshi said during an interview with CBC News about his predicament.

via Ontario man says U.S. wrongly put him on no-fly list – Toronto – CBC News.