Monday, October 2, 2023

Pakistan Boeing 777 Aircraft Freed by Malaysian Authorities, Returns to Islamabad

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has successfully resolved the issue with its Boeing 777 aircraft, which was held by Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft was released a few hours later and arrived in Islamabad late Monday night, according to a PIA spokesperson. The matter was resolved through diplomatic channels.

The incident occurred when PIA flight PK-894 was halted in Kuala Lumpur due to a court order placing a stay on the aircraft. The stay was related to a lease issue raised by a foreign company. The PIA spokesperson clarified that the Boeing 777 aircraft is owned by PIA, and the leasing company had obtained the stay by providing incorrect information to the Malaysian court.

According to The News, the leasing company falsely claimed that PIA owed them $4.5 billion, while the actual amount owed was $1.8 billion, which had already been paid by PIA. The spokesperson highlighted that such cases of halting an aircraft and demanding money are unprecedented, especially considering that both the leasing company and PIA are not local entities in Malaysia.

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