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Bomb scare delays Pakistani flight


September 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A bomb scare led to a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi being delayed for two hours.Sources told Geo News that authorities at ... Read more...

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‘Lahore-Paris-Lahore in blink of an eye, only on PIA’


August 24th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday suggested that national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) should use as an advertisement an incident in which a woman slept through ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline sacks its most expensive employee


July 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has ended the contract of its most expensive employee who was drawing $50,000 a month, a media report said.Deputy ... Read more...

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11 shot dead at Karachi rally


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Unidentified armed men opened fire at a political rally in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 30, ... Read more...

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Pakistani held for aircraft hijack threat


April 27th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Police Friday detained a passenger who threatened to hijack an aircraft on a domestic flight, a media report said.After the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK ... Read more...

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Plane crash victims’ kin arrive in Islamabad


April 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A special plane carrying the relatives of air-crash victims from Karachi has landed here Saturday, authorities said.The service was provided by the Pakistan International Airlines. ... Read more...

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Pakistani dies of heart attack on plane


April 13th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A 62-year-old Pakistani suffered a cardiac arrest and died on a London-bound plane.The passenger, Mohammad Sadiq, was travelling on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, Online ... Read more...

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PIA flight full, so two get seats in loo instead


February 15th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The plane was full but the toilet wasn't. So, throwing all rules and caution to the wind, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) captain blithely decided ... Read more...

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Dog scare at Pakistani Kashmir airport!


January 11th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane due to land at Gilgit airport in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was told to abort the landing as there was a ... Read more...

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Come up with new business plan: Gilani to PIA


December 30th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has rejected a business plan submitted by the management of the country's floundering national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economic indicators positive: minister


December 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's economic indicators were showing positive results and the government wants to improve the efficiency of state owned enterprises, says Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.Shaikh said ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline grounds 10 planes


November 14th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded 10 of its aircraft due to lack of spare parts.The government had inked a $700 million deal ... Read more...

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PIA staffers to stage nationwide protests


November 11th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 11 (IANS) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees have decided to stage nationwide protests for an indefinite period against the deteriorating condition of the national flag carrier, Dawn newspaper ... Read more...

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Business as usual unacceptable, Gilani warns PIA


November 4th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) "Business as usual is unacceptable" was the stern message from Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to the country's national carrier that has to undergo restructuring.Gilani, ... Read more...

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Implement Pakistan airlines reform plan: Zardari


October 1st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for the implementation of a reform plan to tone up Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).The plan calls for arresting rising liabilities, ... Read more...

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Pakistan to get insecticide from India to fight dengue


September 21st, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to lift insecticides from India for the prevention of dengue.The insecticide has to be ... Read more...

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Rs.500,000 salary for 150 PIA officials


September 15th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) More than 150 officials of national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are getting a monthly salary of Rs.500,000 or more, the Senate has been told.Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistani hurt as flight hits turbulence


August 13th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) A passenger, who had not fastened his seatbelt, got hurt when the aircraft he was travelling in on a domestic flight in Pakistan dropped several ... Read more...

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Fresh trail links Karachi to fake Indian money in Nepal


August 12th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) The arrest of another Pakistani national with fake Indian currency in Nepal has once more set the pointer towards Pakistan's Karachi city as a prime ... Read more...

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Benazir’s former guard shot, target killings erupt in Karachi (Lead)


July 17th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) At least five people were killed and over 10 injured as target killings and violence erupted in the southern port city of Karachi following the ... Read more...

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Benazir’s former security guard killed in Karachi


July 17th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen killed a former security guard of assassinated Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Geo News reported Sunday.Aamir Shah, who was the president of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s youngest `pilot’ dead


July 8th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) A sick 10-year-old Pakistani boy, who became a `pilot' for a day through the Make A Wish Foundation Pakistan, has died.Muhammad Usama died Thursday morning in ... Read more...

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Pakistani plane diverted as man suffers stroke


June 12th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Karachi to Chicago was diverted to Istanbul after a passenger suffered a heart attack, a media report said Sunday.PIA ... Read more...

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Pakistani plane makes emergency landing


May 13th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with 51 people on board made an emergency landing in Punjab province Friday after one of its engines caught fire. ... Read more...

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Karachi link to fake Indian currency in Nepal


May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) The Pakistani city of Karachi continues to grow as the base of faceless groups seeking to fund terror attacks and destabilise economies by exploiting weak links ... Read more...

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Mid-air collision averted in Pakistan


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 20 (IANS) A mid-air collision between a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft and a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft was averted thanks to swift action from the passenger jet ... Read more...

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Gul’s absence in Pak team will not be felt: Cheema


April 6th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 6 (ANI): Pakistan's main fast bowler Umar Gul's replacement in the one day and Twenty20 squad, Aizaz Cheema, has said that Gul's absence in the team will not be felt.Pakistan ... Read more...

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Around 200 Pakistanis return from strife-torn Libya


March 18th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): Around 200 Pakistanis have reportedly been evacuated from Tripoli, and reached Islamabad to avoid unrest in Libya.The Dawn quoted the expatriates, who were flown from Tripoli and ... Read more...

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Another 115 Pakistanis return from quake, tsunami-hit Japan


March 15th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): Another batch of 115 Pakistanis returned from Japan on Tuesday after the country was struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami.The passengers, who were brought back by a Pakistan ... Read more...

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22 killed, over 100 wounded in Faisalabad CNG station explosion


March 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Faisalabad, Mar 8(ANI): At least 22 persons were killed and over a hundred injured in an explosion at a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station situated near an intelligence agency's office in ... Read more...

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13 dead, 50 hurt in Pakistan suicide blast (Second Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and over 50 injured Tuesday when a vehicle packed with explosives blew up after it was shot at by security ... Read more...

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Pakistani plane forced to land in Indonesia


March 8th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with 54 passengers on board was forced to land in Indonesia for allegedly violating the country's airspace, media reports ... Read more...

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Pakistan airline employees end strike


February 12th, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Friday night called off their week-long strike that affected flight services badly in the country after the resignation of the national carrier's ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline strike disrupts 120 flights


February 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Pilots and ground staff of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) continued their strike for the third day Thursday, disrupting at least 120 flights scheduled for various domestic ... Read more...

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No need to evacuate Pak nationals from Egypt as situation ‘almost normal’: Envoy


February 8th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 8(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to Egypt Seema Naqvi has said there is no need to evacuate Pakistani nationals from the country, as life is almost back to normal there now.Initially, the ... Read more...

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