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  • PIA flight delayed as refuelling vehicle collides with plane at Toronto airport

    A refuelling vehicle collided with a parked Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane at Canada's Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday, delaying the Lahore-bound flight by 16 hours...

    Flight PK-798 was scheduled to take off at 7:40pm, however, the Boeing 777 aircraft was damaged when a refuelling vehicle operated by a local company collided with the plane's engine during refuelling, PIA spokesman Mashood Tajwar said in a...

  • Old PIA plane takes new flight as airport security turns it into restaurant: reports

    The Airport Security Force (ASF) has converted an old aircraft, previously owned by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into a restaurant, ProPakistani reported Wednesday...

    According to the news site, PIA retired the Jumbo Jet, a 747-300 AP-BFV, in 2014, following which the aircraft was transferred to a hanger in Karachi's Jinnah International Airport and later "donated" to ASF for use in anti-terrorism training purposes...

  • MNAs Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir offloaded from Dubai-bound flight at Peshawar airport

    The Members of National Assembly (MNA) from North Waziristan, Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, were offloaded from a Dubai-bound flight on Peshawar airport by security officials on Friday, DawnNewsTV reported...

    Dawar told DawnNewsTV that they were travelling to Dubai to participate in a Pakhtun cultural event, but were offloaded from the aircraft of a private airline before departure by the Federal Investigations Agency (FIA) officials......

  • US team visits Islamabad airport to monitor flight to Manchester

    RAWALPINDI: A team from the United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) currently in Islamabad to assess Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) visited Islamabad International Airport on Wednesday to monitor PIA flight PK-701 from Islamabad to Manchester...

    They also observed the search methodology deployed by PIA security and the Airport Security Force, aircraft access and baggage, cargo and catering loading onto the...

  • Inquiry into overloaded flight still under way, says PIA chief

    KARACHI: The scope of inquiry into the overloading of passengers on a Saudi Arabia-bound flight earlier this year has been broadened, which is why it is taking longer than the prescribed time, the Pakistan International Airlines chief said on Thursday...

    While responding to queries following a briefing to journalists, the PIA’s acting CEO Nayyar Hayat said the PIA had initially conducted an internal inquiry but the pilot of the...

  • Khuhro lashes out at Musharraf, asks army to explain his departure from Pakistan

    He accused the former president of orchestrating the killings that took place in Karachi during the infamous May 12, 2007 rioting that shook the city, and then "arrogantly raising his fists in Islamabad to show his powers"...

    "He was also responsible for killing [Baloch separatist leader] Akbar Bugti besides the Oct 18, 2007 carnage [the attack on Benazir's Karsaz rally] in Karachi," Khuhro alleged...

  • Hasty departure of an ex-general

    A NEWS item that didn’t seem to get any traction at all in Pakistan this week was the filing of war crimes charges in Brazil and Colombia against the former chief of the Sri Lankan army Gen Jagath Jayasuriya who is reported to have fled Latin America...

    The charges relate to the alleged war crimes, including summary execution of surrendered/captured Tamil Tiger cadres, rape and torture of men and women, disappearances, and then...
  • Departure lounge

    NAWABZADA Ghazanfar Gul has quit...

    Firdaus Ashiq Awan is out, having finally been extended the refuge she had been long petitioning PTI chief Imran Khan for
  • Departure of Misbah, Younis hands Pakistan testing transition

    ROSEAU: As Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq head off into the sunset after long and illustrious careers, Pakistan begins a tricky period of transition looking for a new wave of players ready to fill a huge void left by the retired batting greats...

    In a fitting finale, Younis, Pakistan’s most prolific Test run-scorer, and Misbah, the country’s most successful captain, bowed out together in a blaze of glory on Sunday with the team...
  • Cabinet Division issues flurry of notifications following Nawaz Sharif's departure

    Cabinet Division issued several notifications on Friday stating that prime minister, his ministers and advisers no longer remain in office after the July 28 decision on the Panama Papers case from the Supreme Court rendered the prime minister disqualified...

    Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has stepped down from the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan with effect from July 28 as notified by Election Commission of Pakistan, a notification...
  • Bajia’s departure

    Bajia’s family arrived in Karachi a week after the passing of the Quaid...

    Bajia wove her stories around the scenes she must have first come across before her migration and that, post-Partition, were transported to her new home Karachi in bulk...

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