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Five PIA planes stuck in Dubai due to rain

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RAWALPINDI: Five PIA planes are stuck at the Dubai Airport as heavy rains and accumulation of water have disrupted flight operations there.

Eight PIA flights have been cancelled and eight others delayed as the weather conditions in Dubai have affected flight operations in Pakistan as well.

According to a PIA spokesperson, flights to Dubai including PK-214 from Karachi, PK-212 from Islamabad, PK-222 from Multan, PK-204 from Lahore and one from Faisalabad have been disrupted because the planes are stuck in Dubai.

Rain and fog within the country has also forced the PIA to cancel two flights from Karachi to Lahore and flight PK-341 from Karachi to Faisalabad.

Flight PK-305 from Lahore to Karachi and PK-308 from Karachi to Islamabad have also been delayed.

The spokesperson said the PIA had issued a changed schedule in view of the weather forecast in Dubai.

The cancelled flights include PK 213/214 Karachi-Dubai-Karachi, 235/236 Islamabad-Dubai-Islamabad and 283/284 Peshawar-Dubai-Peshawar.

In a statement, the Dubai Airport has affirmed that it was doing its best to restore its full operational capacity with some flights being delayed, cancelled or diverted.