Stranded PIA passengers in Malaysia to depart for Pakistan today, FO

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

16th Jan, 2021. 09:57 am

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.

PIA 777 seized in Malaysia for non payment of lease

Pakistan International Airlines flight Boeing 777 has been seized by Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lampur by the orders of the court on Friday (today).

As per the details, the leasing company has not paid the lease of PIA Boeing 777 registration APBMH along with other payments that are withheld.

The crew informed that they are ready for departure with passengers on board. The crew said that the atc informed them to standby where the local authorities came on board and asked the crew that they are not allowed to depart as per orders.

Passengers on board will be brought to Pakistan and arrangements for their travels have been made.

The plane was bought on lease by a Vietnam company in 2015. PIA spokesperson said that the matter is being heard in the British court.

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