PIA says no threat to its flight operations from Delhi

Pakistan's national flag carrier has denied any disruptions to its flight operations from New Delhi, days after Indian authorities issued summons to it in connection with alleged violation of forex laws.

PTI| Updated: Jan 20, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan's national flag carrier has denied any disruptions to its flight operations from New Delhi, days after Indian authorities issued summons to it in connection with alleged violation of forex laws.

There was no imminent threat to flight operations, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesman was quoted as saying by the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan.

It was reported that PIA might be forced to suspend its operations from New Delhi after blamed by Indian authorities of illegally buying its office building in the Indian capital.

The PIA spokesman said the airline had acquired immovable property in New Delhi in 2005 for running its offices after completing all necessary formalities.

After more than nine years, the Reserve Bank of India, through a letter dated November 24, 2014, objected to the purchase of the property, alleging that it was done without its permission.

The spokesman said the PIA was taking measures to safeguard and protect its assets, playing down press reports that flight operations to New Delhi might be affected because of the dispute.