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Families of PIA plane crash victims in Pakistan demand unconditional payment of insurance claim

Karachi: Family members of the victims of the PIA flight crash of last year  are demanding unconditional payment of accidental insurance.

Caring PIA crew member awarded by UN

A photo of Touheed Daudpota, a PIA crew member, went viral on social media where he was seen helping to soothe a crying baby on a flight from Karachi to Islamabad. The UN Women Pakistan recognized his act and declared him ‘He for She” champion.

Pakistan: Five CAA officials arrested for issuing fake licences

Islamabad: Pakistan's top investigation agency has arrested six people, including five Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials, for being allegedly involved in issuing fake licenses to pilots.

Grounded Pakistan International Airlines plane released by Malaysian court

Islamabad/UNI: A Malaysian court on Wednesday ordered the release of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that had been grounded in the Southeast Asian country for nearly two weeks due to a British court case over the jet's lease.

UN warns staff from travelling in Pakistan-registered airlines

Islamabad/UNI: The United Nations has asked all its staff across the world to avoid travelling on Pakistan-registered airline, including the national flag carrier, over the alleged dubious licenses of their pilots, according to media reports on Saturday.

Leading Pakistan daily describes PIA aircraft episode as 'national embarrassment'

Islamabad: A leading Pakistan daily has described the incident where a Pakistan International Airlines plane was impoun­ded by Malaysian authorities as a 'national embarrassment'.

Lease payment for seized aircraft: PIA officials to appear in UK, Malaysia courts

Islamabad:  A day after a Pakistan International Airlines plane was impoun­ded by Malaysian authorities due to a British court case over the aircraft’s $14 million lease dispute, country's Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Saturday said the national carrier did not pay the lease due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 positive: China halts PIA flight operations for three weeks

Islamabad: China, which is an all-weather ally of Pakistan, has stopped the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from operating flights for three weeks after 10 passengers tested COVID-19 positive, media reports said.

Malaysian authorities seize PIA Boeing 777 aircraft

Islamabad: Malaysian authorities have seized a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing-777 aircraft at Kuala Lumpur airport over outstanding lease dues.

Pakistan's PIA faces tough financial situation, reflects nation's economic state

Islamabad:  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national carrier of the South Asian country, is currently in a deep financial crisis, reflecting the economic state of the nation.

Pakistan government cancels licenses of 50 pilots after scrutiny

Islamabad/UNI: The federal government in Pakistan informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday that as per the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the authorities after reviewing the licenses of all 860 commercial pilots in the country decided to cancel 50 of those licenses.

Pakistani flights operations denied by EU over safety and license concerns

European Union Commission has rejected lifting the ban on allowing Pakistani flights to operate in their territory due to a number of reservations that it said Pakistan is yet to address, media reports said.

Pakistan: NAB to probe closure of Roosevelt Hotel

Islamabad: Chairman of the National Accounta­bility Bureau (NAB) retired Justice Javed Iqbal on Tues­day tasked its Rawalpindi bureau office to investigate the reports about the closure of Pakistan Interna­tional Airlines’ (PIA’s) Roosevelt Hotel in US city of New York from Oct 31, Dawn News reported.

Licence issue: Pakistan International Airlines sacks seven pilots 

Islamabad: After their licences were cancelled by the Civil Aviation Authority, the Pakistan International Airlines on Saturday suspended seven pilots, media reports said.

Fake pilot: US bans Pakistan International Airlines flights  

Islamabad: Amid recent revelation about fake licence possessed by certain Pakistani pilots, the United States has stopped operation of special flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), media reports said.