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PIA plane seized in Malaysia over a legal dispute

Alternate arrangements have been made for the passengers on board, informed a PIA spokesperson.

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Local authorities in Malaysia have seized a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane in Kuala Lumpur on the regional court’s order. PIA Boeing 777 was stopped on account of non-payment of a lease. The leasing company had called upon the Malaysian courts to impound the aircraft.

According to sources, the said case is currently ongoing in a UK court, and it has begun its proceedings based on one-sided views and information.

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“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,” read a tweet issued by PIA’s official Twitter handle.

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

According to sources, despite being aware of the currently seized aircraft’s unpaid lease, PIA still sent it to Kuala Lumpur.

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