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PIA seeks govt’s help over plane impounding issue with Malyasia

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PIA plane has been held back by a local court in Malaysia taking one sided decision pertaining to a legal dispute between PIA and another party pending in a UK court

KARACHI: Pakistan’s national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has sought help from federal government to use diplomatic channels to release its plane PK-895 impounded by Malaysian government on a legal dispute between the airline and a firm in United Kingdom (UK) court.

In a tweeter message on Friday, the airline said, “It is an unacceptable situation and PIA has engaged the support from government of Pakistan to take up this matter using diplomatic channels.”

The national flag carrier’s spokesperson in a Twitter statement said, “a PIA aircraft has been held back by a local court in Malaysia taking one sided decision pertaining to a legal dispute between PIA and another party pending in a UK court.”

Aviation sources said that the aircraft was barred from taking off from the Kuala Lumpur airport and the passengers who were already on-board were off-loaded.

The spokesperson said the passengers are being looked after and alternate arrangements for their travel have been finalised.

“It is an unacceptable situation and PIA has engaged the support from Government of Pakistan to take up this matter using diplomatic channels,” he said.

Tajuman Abdullah hafeez khan, General Manager Cooperate Communication of PIA said, “the airline has litigation with a foreign company in UK and this firm has obtained ordered from the Malyasian court on which our plane has been stopped at Kuala Lumpur airport.