PIA acquired a plane on an expensive lease during tenure of PML-N, Ghulam Sarwar

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

16th Jan, 2021. 03:29 pm
Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar media talk

Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) acquired a plane on an expensive lease during the tenure of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) term.

Addressing a press conference, he said that PIA will appear before London court on January 22 and in a Malaysian court on January 24.

He informed the media that PIA failed to pay lease on time due to coronavirus pandemic but the Malaysian court issued an order without listening to the arguments of the airline.

Stranded PIA passengers in Malaysia to depart for Pakistan today

The Passengers of Pakistan International Airlines stranded in Malaysia will be brought to Pakistan through EK343 of another airline departing today.

As per the details, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said this in response to media queries regarding the PIA plane Boeing 777 that was seized in Kuala Lumpur.

“Our High Commission in Malaysia is in close contact with the relevant Malaysian authorities and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to address the issue at the earliest,” said the spokesperson.

He added that the flight arrangements of the stranded passengers had been made for their return to Pakistan by another airline.

“The passengers are being properly looked after and alternate arrangements for their travel to Pakistan have also been finalized. They will be departing Kuala Lumpur by EK 343 later tonight,” he said.

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