Lahore: A Pakistan International Airlines
flight with 118 passengers including several parliamentarians
made an emergency landing at Multan airport on Tuesday after its
electronic generators malfunctioned, an official said.
The Boeing 737 carrying 118 passengers and crew left had
taken off from Islamabad for Karachi this afternoon.
"The plane had to make a technical landing in Multan, the
nearst airport from Islamabad, after its electronic generators
developed a fault," PIA General Manager (Public Relations)
Sultan Ahmed said.
He said the plane would be ready to fly again in a couple
of hours after the fault is repaired.
President Asif Ali Zardari’s assistant political
secretary Fauzia Wahab was on the flight.
"Suddenly the plane`s lights went off and the pilot told
us not to worry as we would land in Multan to get the fault
repaired," she said.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Waseem Akhtar said:
"God gave us another life."
He said passengers had started reciting verses from the
Quran when all the lights in the plane went off.