Unpaid dues: Saudi aviation authority threatens to stop PIA flights

Sends notification to PIA saying flights will be stopped from April 17 if dues are not paid.

Web Desk April 16, 2014
A file photo of a PIA aircraft. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: As a final warning to the Pakistan International Airlines, Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation sent a notification to PIA regarding non-payment of dues worth millions of rupees, Express News reported on Wednesday.

According to the notification, PIA flights will be stopped from April 17 onwards if the dues were not paid.

Sources said that the dues owed to the Saudi aviation also include 500,000 riyals from year 2005.

PIA has been suffering losses worth billions since many years and its accumulated dues have been on the rise. The national airline had recorded cumulative losses of Rs141 billion from 2002 to 2012.

The PIA had also suffered financial losses to the tune of Rs401 million in Hajj operations 2012.

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Al-Bakistan | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

One day it will dawn on the powers-that-be that Pakistan is no longer a self-sustaining, viable nation. In fact the die was cast in 1947 in the first speech of the founder when he said that the West has to take advantage of Pakistan's unique, strategic location and support the nation. Since then, Pakistan has ONLY been taking advantage of its "unique" geographic location.

Arindom | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

whats the worry? just adjust against the $1.5 bn 'gift' !

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