PIA Pilot Issued Notice Over Violation Of Rules

PIA Pilot Issued Notice Over Violation Of Rules

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a notice to the Pakistan International Airlines’ flight operations chief for operating an aircraft without taking the mandatory rest, compromising air safety, putting passengers’ lives in danger and violating safety laws, it is learnt. According to sources, the CAA’s acting Flight Standards...

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Special PIA Flights To Bring Back Pakistani Pilgrims From Doha

Special PIA Flights To Bring Back Pakistani Pilgrims From Doha

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be operating special flights to Doha to bring back Pakistani pilgrims stranded there. In a statement issued on Monday, PIA CEO Nayyar Hayat had directed that special flights be arranged for the pilgrims. Mr Hayat has asked the country manager to coordinate with the...

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Attempts To Smuggle Drugs On PIA A Conspiracy Against PM, Govt

Attempts To Smuggle Drugs On PIA A Conspiracy Against PM, Govt

RAWALPINDI: The security agency investigating the discovery of heroin on Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) planes, which are often used for VVIP flights, has said the incident was a “conspiracy” against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his government and has suggested a Joint Investigation Team probe the incidents. According to a...

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PM’s Adviser Asks Senate Body To Shut Down’ PIA

PM’s Adviser Asks Senate Body To Shut Down’ PIA

ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday sought support from lawmakers across party lines to declare the loss-making Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) ‘bankrupt’ and eventually shut it down. Speaking before the Senate Special Committee on the Per­formance of PIA, Prime Minis­ter’s Adviser on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Abbasi said: “Such a recommendation from...

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Heathrow Airport: PIA Plane Loaded With Heroin Busted

Heathrow Airport: PIA Plane Loaded With Heroin Busted

A large amount of heroin was seized from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-785 in an intelligence-based operation on Tuesday. A source privy to development told Pakistan Today, on anonymity, that the crew members of PIA PK-785, including pilot Captain Hamid Gardezi, copilot Sikandar Khan, flight purser Shamshad Agha, Shama Zubari,...

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PIA Crew Members Detained, Aircraft Searched By Authorities At London Heathrow Airport

PIA Crew Members Detained, Aircraft Searched By Authorities At London Heathrow Airport

British authorities on Monday “thoroughly searched” and detained the crew of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight after it landed at Heathrow Airport, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said. Flight 785 from Islamabad to London arrived at Heathrow Airport at 2:50pm on Monday. Upon landing, as passengers disembarked, the flight crew...

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Pakistan’s Female Commercial Pilot Passes Away

Pakistan’s Female Commercial Pilot Passes Away

Pakistan’s first female commercial flight, Shukriya Khanum passed away in Lahore. She was eighty two. Khanum obtained her flying license in 1959, and had served as instructor in country’s national carrier, PIA. Though never flew a passenger commercial flight, a feast achieved by Ms. Rabia in 2005. During her illustrious...

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PIA Pilot Faces Inquiry For Allowing Passenger In Cockpit

PIA Pilot Faces Inquiry For Allowing Passenger In Cockpit

KARACHI: With two inquiries against Pakistan International Airlines pilots under way, the national flag carrier initiated a third inquiry against one of its pilots on Tuesday after some television channels aired a video of a passenger entering and exiting the cockpit of a PIA aircraft. The video shows footage from...

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PIA Pilot Contradicts Story About Nap During Flight

PIA Pilot Contradicts Story About Nap During Flight

KARACHI: Apropos a story headlined “PIA pilot grabs some shut-eye leaving aircraft in hands of trainee” published in Dawn on May 7, Amir Akhtar Hashmi, the pilot, has issued a contradiction. In his statement on Monday, he said all major airlines on long sector scheduled one extra non-rated co-pilot to...

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PIA ‘Likely’ To Suspend Karachi To Mumbai Flights: Sources

PIA ‘Likely’ To Suspend Karachi To Mumbai Flights: Sources

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is ‘likely’ to suspend flight operations along the Karachi to Mumbai route, airline sources. PIA Spokesperson Daniyal Gillani, when contacted, said PIA is considering suspending flight operations along the Karachi-Mumbai route, but a final decision is yet to be made on the matter. Dismissing media reports...

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PIA’s Acting CEO Removed

PIA’s Acting CEO Removed

KARACHI: The acting chief executive officer of the Pakistan International Airlines, Bernd Hildenbrand, has been relieved of his charge and the airline’s chief financial officer Nayyar Hayat has been given the charge of acting CEO, it is learnt here reliably. According to highly placed sources, Mr Hildenbrand, a German national,...

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PIA Probing Safety Breach After Seven Passengers Forced To Stand During Flight

PIA Probing Safety Breach After Seven Passengers Forced To Stand During Flight

The PIA management appears to have taken this lightly as no action has been taken against those responsible for the bizarre situation

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Another Bailout Package For PIA Announced

Another Bailout Package For PIA Announced

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday allowed another bailout package for the troubled national airline and increased the quantity of wheat export to 1.3 million tonnes to reduce surpluses that may cause price crash. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet presided over...

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PIA’s Karachi-Bound Flight Diverted To Muscat

PIA’s Karachi-Bound Flight Diverted To Muscat

Flight PK-307 was scheduled to depart from Lahore at 9:00 PM Thursday night. However, it took off this morning and landed in Muscat instead of Karachi. 00

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3 Karachi Bound PIA Flights Diverted Due To Fog

3 Karachi Bound PIA Flights Diverted Due To Fog

Three flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) scheduled to land in Karachi were diverted to other cities due to heavy fog on Friday morning, leaving relatives of passengers in a state of confusion. Flights PK-214 from Dubai to Karachi and PK-307 from Lahore to Karachi were diverted to Muscat while...

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Hydraulic Pipe Bursts; PIA’s Flight To KL Remains Safe

Hydraulic Pipe Bursts; PIA’s Flight To KL Remains Safe

PIA Kuala Lumpur bound flight faces technical issue, diverted to Karachi. 00

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Govt Fails To Find A New Chairman Of PIA

Govt Fails To Find A New Chairman Of PIA

Pakistan International Airlines is struggling to find a new chairman. After the former resigned none of the candidates showed up or contacted for the positon. The persons contacted by government are not willing to accept the seat of PIA’s chairman. The last chairman, Azam Saigol, resigned from the otherwise prestigious...

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PIA Believes Only Godly Intervention Can Now Save ATR-42 Flights

PIA Believes Only Godly Intervention Can Now Save ATR-42 Flights

Pakistan International Airlines seeks heavenly intervention to keep its flight operation safe. A black goat was sacrificed near an ATR-42 aircraft before it took off from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Sunday. Later the plane left for Multan, making it the first ATR-42 aircraft to be pressed into service...

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PIA Staff Sacrifice Black Goat As ATR Operations Resume

PIA Staff Sacrifice Black Goat As ATR Operations Resume

The officials sacrificed a goat as a gesture of gratitude as the ATR aircraft resumed flight operations, a PIA official. 00

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PIA’s Chairman Resigns

PIA’s Chairman Resigns

Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Azam Saigol resigned on Monday from his post. The national carrier’s spokesperson declared that the reasons of his resignation are personal. The development comes as PIA is under pressure and scrutiny following the crash of PK-661 and speculation that the national carrier does not...

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PIA Aircraft’s Engine Catches Fire In Multan

PIA Aircraft’s Engine Catches Fire In Multan

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Sunday directed to ground all the ATR airplanes after an engine of a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) ATR aircraft reportedly caught fire while on runway of Multan Airport before taking off. 00

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PIA Plane Crashed In Abbottbad

PIA Plane Crashed In Abbottbad

Flight PK-661 which went missing on its way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday crashed in Abbottabad. There are more than 40 passengers on board the plane, according to media reports. District Police Officer Abbottabad relayed reports of a plane crashing near Havelian. The flight departed from Chitral around 3:30pm...

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Islamabad-Bound PIA Aircraft Crashes Near Abbottabad

Islamabad-Bound PIA Aircraft Crashes Near Abbottabad

An Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with 47 passengers on board crashed near Abbottabad on Wednesday. 00

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PIA Opens Up About Its Financial Crisis

PIA Opens Up About Its Financial Crisis

The reason behind the national airline’s nosedive. 00

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Joint Session: PIA Privatisation Bill Deferred

Joint Session: PIA Privatisation Bill Deferred

PIA privatisation bill deferred in joint session for three weeks 00

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Bushra Ansari as PIA Air Hostess

Bushra Ansari as PIA Air Hostess

Watch rare and unseen video of Bushra Ansari. 00

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PIA reduces fares by 50 percent

PIA reduces fares by 50 percent

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced a reduction in its fares on domestic and major international flights, including Umra fares, with immediate effect to stabilise unrealistic hike in fares and to facilitate its valued customers. Fares on Karachi-Islamabad-Karachi and Karachi-Lahore-Karachi are now be starting at Rs7,500 while return tickets for...

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PIA Employees End Strike, Resume Flight Operations

PIA Employees End Strike, Resume Flight Operations

Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Joint Action Committee has announced in a press conference on Tuesday to end the PIA employees strike. Joint Action Committee Chairman Sohail Baloch has said in a press conference that today (Tuesday) he will be going to Lahore to meet the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz...

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PIA’s Airhostess Alleges Harassment

PIA’s Airhostess Alleges Harassment

Some employees of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), including airhostesses, have alleged that the management is harassing them to return to work. The management, however, has categorically denied the allegation. The employees held a demonstration outside the Lahore airport and protested against the management’s “harassment” and the government’s plan to...

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Zardari Used PIA Boeing 737 For Okra Curry

Zardari Used PIA Boeing 737 For Okra Curry

Pakistani political analyst and diplomat Zafar Ali Hilaly disclosed misuse of PIA aircraft by Political leaders. 00

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Missing PIA Employees Talks To Media

Missing PIA Employees Talks To Media

Four missing members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) employees were released by unidentified individuals early Monday in various parts of the city, DawnNews reported. The four employees ─ JAC leader and People’s Unity (PU) President Hidayatullah Khan, PU Vice President Zameer Chandio, Saifullah and...

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PIA Flight Operations Suspended Indefinitely

PIA Flight Operations Suspended Indefinitely

PIA flight operations suspended indefinitely, strike enters second day 00

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Government Wants To Buy PIA, claims Aitzaz Ahsan

Government Wants To Buy PIA, claims Aitzaz Ahsan

Aitzaz Ahsan reveals Nawaz Sharif hidden motives behind PIA privatization. 00

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Footage Of Firing on PIA Protesters

Footage Of Firing on PIA Protesters

Sami Ibraheem plays a video of PIA protest which reveals the truth 00

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Opposition Lashes Out Govt. Over PIA Violence

Opposition Lashes Out Govt. Over PIA Violence

Politicians strongly condemened killing of PIA Employees. 00

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Firing On PIA Protesters

Firing On PIA Protesters

Rangers and Police denied of opening fire on PIA protesting employees 00

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PIA Employees On Strike

PIA Employees On Strike

PIA workers staged protest and rally against ESMA and proposed privatization of the national flag carrier. Rangers personal were deployed outside Jinnah international terminal to avert any untoward incident, with water canon called to disperse the protestors. By enforcing the ESMA, the government has abolished all unions of workers. Prime...

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New Delhi Extremists Attacked on PIA

New Delhi Extremists Attacked on PIA

PIA office comes under attack in New Delhi – India. 00

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PIA stands for Please Inform Allah

PIA stands for Please Inform Allah

Ex-Wife of Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan, Jemima Gold Smith abbreviated PIA as Please Inform Allah. 00

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A look at past Golden Era of PIA

A look at past Golden Era of PIA

وہ اعزازات جو صرف پاکستانی ایئرلائن کو حاصل ہیں۔۔ رپورٹ دیکھ کر آپ بھی فخر محسوس کریں گے لیکن حکومتوں کے غلط فیصلوں کے باعث آج پی آئی اے دنیا بھر کی ایئرلائنز سے پیچھے ہوگئی 00

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UAE bans PIA flights

UAE bans PIA flights

United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday imposed ban on Pakistan international Airlines flights except Boeing-777 for not updating the communication system. The airline sources said that the UAE government had warned the PIA management to update the communication system but the management set the direction aside. The ban would be...

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‘Heroin’ in PIA flight

‘Heroin’ in PIA flight

The PIA’s Dubai-bound flight PK-271 from Islamabad landed in Karachi after the presence of 3-Kg Heroin in the plane revealed. According to details, minutes after the flight had taken-off from the Benazir International Airport, one of the crew members spotted an unclaimed bundle of tissue rolls lying in middle of...

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PIA Flight From London to Karachi

PIA Flight From London to Karachi

PIA Pakistan International Airlines B777-200/ER flight PK788 London to Karachi from the flight deck. 00

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