Pakistan International Airlines detained for smuggling iPhones

Most of the cabin crew of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight were detained by customs authorities at the airport here for allegedly smuggling 24 iPhones worth about Rs 2.5 million and also foreign currency.

Pak's Rehman Malik booed, thrown off PIA plane for delaying take-off; video goes viral
Pak's Rehman Malik booed, thrown off PIA plane for delaying take-off; video goes viral

Former Pakistani interior minister Rehman Malik and PML-N MP Ramesh Kumar Wakwani were at the receiving end of passengers' indignation at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, where the two leaders were blamed for having delayed the take-off by more than two hours, booed and barred from boarding the flight.

Saudi airline suspends operation to Peshawar

Saudi Arabia`s flag carrier has stopped flights to northwestern Peshawar city in Pakistan after this week`s attack on a plane that killed a passenger.

Pakistan Taliban group behind Peshawar plane attack

Pakistan security officials on Friday said that a group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for an attack on a plane Tuesday that killed one passenger, media reported.

Pakistan arrests 250 for Peshawar plane attack

Pakistani police have held 250 people suspected to be involved in a gun attack on a plane Tuesday that killed one passenger and injured two crew members, a media report said Thursday.

Clear dues and overcome delays or face ban: S Arabia warns PIA

Saudi Arabia has warned Pakistan`s cash-strapped official carrier PIA that if it fails to pay outstanding dues and does not overcome delays in Umrah flights its operations would be banned.

Pakistan court demands answers over female pilot harassment

Pakistan`s Supreme Court today ordered the government and national airline to explain why they have failed to take action over the sexual harassment of a senior female pilot.

Foodie pilot delays PIA flight for sandwiches

A foodie pilot delayed a New York-bound Pakistan International Airlines` flight by two and a half hours because he wanted to take sandwiches, which were not part of the approved menu, aboard the plane.

Two men cleared of endangering PIA plane in UK

Two British Pakistani men have been cleared of threatening to blow up a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane after a British judge ruled they had no case to answer.

Drunk Pakistan Airlines pilot jailed for nine months in UK

A Pakistan International Airlines pilot was jailed for nine months by a British court for being over the legal alcohol limit when he was due to fly a plane with 156 people on board to Islamabad.

`Drunk` Pakistani pilot arrested at UK airport

A Pakistan International Airlines pilot has been arrested at a British airport for being in charge of a plane at the time he was drunk.

Three Pakistani air hostesses held in Britain

Three air hostesses of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were arrested in Britain from a hotel, Online news agency reported Wednesday.

Pakistan plane scare: Two British men grilled

Two British nationals arrested after UK fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistani passenger jet to Stansted Airport, remain in custody.

Yasin Malik returns to India, protests by Shiv Sena activists

JKLF leader Yasin Malik, who is under attack for meeting terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba(LeT) chief Hafeez Saeed in Pakistan, returned to India amid protests by Shiv Sena activists at the airport here.

PIA flight diverted to drop off officer`s daughter in Pakistan

The Islamabad-bound PIA flight, which took off from Karachi, landed at Lahore airport allegedly to drop the airline officer`s daughter, Geo TV quoted sources as saying.

US fines Pakistan International Airlines for stranded passengers

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been slapped with a fine of USD 150,000 by US authorities for keeping passengers aboard a plane during an extended ground delay last year.

Plane makes emergency landing in Pak, 10 injured

The accident occurred when a passenger plane of state-run Pakistan International Airline slid off the runway while landing due to rainy weather.

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

A Frenchwoman endured an 18-hour journey from Lahore to Paris and back again after sleeping through her plane`s stop in the French capital.

Pak airline sacks its most expensive employee

Pakistan International Airlines deputy managing director Salim Sayani was drawing USD 50,000 a month.

Major quantity of heroin seized inside PIA plane

The heroin was placed within panelling in the toilets of the aircraft, Customs spokesman Qamar Thalho said.