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Pakistan airline suspends flights from Kabul citing Taliban's interference

  • Pakistan International Airlines accused the Taliban, which announced an interim government last month, of arbitrary rule changes and intimidation of staff.
A Taliban fighter stands guard as a Pakistan International Airlines plane takes off with passengers onboard at the airport in Kabul.(AFP)
A Taliban fighter stands guard as a Pakistan International Airlines plane takes off with passengers onboard at the airport in Kabul.(AFP)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 04:32 PM IST
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Pakistani airline says statement on flights to Kabul taken out of context

  • A spokesperson for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said they’re planning to operate charter flights at the behest of certain customer demands who want to evacuate their people from Kabul.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson said his statement was taken out of context.(Reuters)
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson said his statement was taken out of context.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Fake license scandal: ICAO advises Pakistan to suspend issuance of new pilot licenses

Pakistan has opened a criminal probe into 50 pilots and five civil aviation officials who allegedly helped them falsify credentials to secure pilot licences.
FILE PHOTO: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane arrives at the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane arrives at the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 11:24 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByReuters | Posted by Karan Manral

US bans Pakistan International Airlines flights over pilot concerns

A Pakistani news outlet reported PIA had confirmed the US ban and said it would address the concerns through ongoing corrective measures within the airline.
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane arrives at the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan in December 2015.(Reuters File Photo)
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane arrives at the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan in December 2015.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 06:15 AM IST
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Sydney | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Pakistani pilots question government list of 262 pilots, call it ‘dubious’

Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan announced last week the grounding of 262 airline pilots suspected of dodging their exams, a move that caused global concern.
(File photo for representation)
(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 09:29 PM IST
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Karachi | ByReuters | Posted by Niyati Singh

Timeline to disaster: The last moments PIA’s Flight 8303

CCTV images released with the report showed sparks flying across the runway as the engines scraped the ground.
Investigators said there was no technical issue with the plane, and the government blamed the pilots.(Reuters)
Investigators said there was no technical issue with the plane, and the government blamed the pilots.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 09:31 PM IST
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Islamabad, Pakistan | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Toll in Pakistan plane crash climbs to 97, black box found: Officials

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK 8303, an Airbus A320, was flying from Lahore to Karachi with 99 people on board when it went down in mid-afternoon while trying a second landing attempt.
People stand on a roof of a house amidst debris of a passenger plane, crashed in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan on May 22, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
People stand on a roof of a house amidst debris of a passenger plane, crashed in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan on May 22, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2020 06:51 PM IST
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Karachi | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

In Pakistan plane crash with 99 on board, at least 2 miraculous survivors

The plane went down in a crowded neighbourhood on the edge of the international airport near Karachi.
Eyewitnesses said the Airbus A320 attempted to land two or three times before crashing in a residential area near the Karachi airport.(GEO NEWS ON TWITTER.)
Eyewitnesses said the Airbus A320 attempted to land two or three times before crashing in a residential area near the Karachi airport.(GEO NEWS ON TWITTER.)
Updated on May 22, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

‘We lost an engine’: PIA plane pilot calmly tells ATC moments before crash

“We have lost an engine…. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday,” the PIA pilot is heard calmly telling the traffic controllers who told him to land on any of the two runways that had been left open for him.
A firefighter tries to put out fire caused by PK-8330 Pakistan International Airline (PIA) aircraft crash in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, May 22, 2020.(AP)
A firefighter tries to put out fire caused by PK-8330 Pakistan International Airline (PIA) aircraft crash in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, May 22, 2020.(AP)
Updated on May 22, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Posted by Arpan Rai

Second Pakistan International Airlines plane crashes in less than 4 years

Like other carriers worldwide, PIA struggled with plane groundings in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company, which hasn’t made a profit since 2004, asked the government for financial support in March.
Pakistan International Airlines, which hasn’t made a profit since 2004, asked the government for financial support in March(AP File Photo)
Pakistan International Airlines, which hasn’t made a profit since 2004, asked the government for financial support in March(AP File Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

3 amateur videos capture moments after Pakistan plane crashes near Karachi airport

Black smoke could be seen from afar at the crash site, said eyewitnesses. Some users posted videos on Twitter claiming five houses were destroyed in a residential area in Karachi due to the crash.
A screengrab of a video shot near the residential area where the plane crashed in Pakistan.(@FrankieTutkija/Twitter screengrab)
A screengrab of a video shot near the residential area where the plane crashed in Pakistan.(@FrankieTutkija/Twitter screengrab)
Updated on May 22, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Pakistan plane, about to land, crashes near Karachi; 99 passengers on board

There were more than 90 passengers on board the Airbus aircraft. Black smoke could be seen from afar at the crash site in Karachi, say eye-witnesses.
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger crashed near Karachi airport on Friday.(REUTERS)
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger crashed near Karachi airport on Friday.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 22, 2020 09:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

This Pakistani pilot urges the world to always stay united

It’s through the darkest times that we see humanity prevail, let’s stay this way in the best of the times as well, says Mahipal Ladher, the second Hindu pilot of Pakistan
Mahipal Ladher belongs to Tharparkar that sets a beautiful example of Hindu-Muslims unity where the two communities draw strength from a shared heritage and history
Mahipal Ladher belongs to Tharparkar that sets a beautiful example of Hindu-Muslims unity where the two communities draw strength from a shared heritage and history
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 06:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShara Ashraf Prayag

Cash-strapped Pakistan airline operated 46 flights without passengers in 2016-17, reveals report

The audit report also mentioned that besides Pakistan International Airlines operating 46 flights without passengers, around 36 Hajj flights also operated without any passengers.
The cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines operated 46 flights without any passengers during 2016-17, according to a media report.(Reuters File Photo)
The cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines operated 46 flights without any passengers during 2016-17, according to a media report.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 09:07 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Woman on Pak airlines flight opens emergency exit door thinking it’s toilet

After the incident, about 40 passengers were offloaded along with their luggage as per standard operating procedure.
A woman passenger, aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, sparked panic after she mistakenly opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft thinking it was the toilet.(Reuters File Photo)
A woman passenger, aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, sparked panic after she mistakenly opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft thinking it was the toilet.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 03:49 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

‘Want anda, paratha’: Pakistan airlines’ sausage, beans ad gets panned

The Pakistan’s national carrier in its latest advert, bearing a photo of a cheese omelette, sausages and beans, promised that the airline’s breakfast will “serve you a taste of home”.
Pakistanis panned PIA’ sausage-beans advertisement and instead demanded anda-paratha and halwa-puri .(File photo)
Pakistanis panned PIA’ sausage-beans advertisement and instead demanded anda-paratha and halwa-puri .(File photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 12:07 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

Pakistan’s national carrier to replace music with Quranic verses in flights to Saudi Arabia

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has banned in-flight entertainment for pilgrims travelling to Jeddah and Madina and will only play Quranic verses and naats for them, an official of the national carrier said on Thursday.
The decision was taken “in light of peoples’ sentiments”, Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Mashhood Tajawar told PTI.(Picture for representation)
The decision was taken “in light of peoples’ sentiments”, Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Mashhood Tajawar told PTI.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Lahore | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan International Airlines sacks over 50 employees for fake degrees

A statement by the country’s national carrier said that the employees were fired on the instructions of the Supreme Court in a fake degrees case. Three pilots and 50 crew staff were sacked, Geo News reported.
Pakistan International Airlines has sacked over 50 employees, including pilots and cabin crew, for holding fake degrees.(Reuters)
Pakistan International Airlines has sacked over 50 employees, including pilots and cabin crew, for holding fake degrees.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 30, 2018 01:51 PM IST
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Karachi | ByIndo Asian News Service
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