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Pakistan: PIA cancels flights over non-payment of dues to fuel supplier

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Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) confronted contemporary turbulence as its home flight operations have been disrupted on account of non-payment of dues, main to a whole halt within the provide of aviation turbine gasoline to the provider.

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) halted the provision of aviation gasoline to the nationwide provider on Tuesday, reported Daybreak.

In a direct fallout of the identical, the airline cancelled 14 home flights whereas 4 others have been delayed by a number of hours, the report added.

The cancelled flights included two from Islamabad to Gilgit, one from Islamabad to Quetta, one from Karachi to Sukkur, one from Islamabad to Multan and one other from Karachi to Faisalabad.

Likewise, PIA flight PK304 from Karachi to Lahore was additionally delayed by about three hours as a result of suspension of gasoline provide to Karachi airport. The flight was scheduled to depart at 2 pm (native time) however took off ultimately after a 3-hour delay.

PIA flight PK305 from Lahore to Karachi additionally arrived late in Lahore.

One other PIA flight — PK308 — from Karachi to Islamabad was additionally delayed as a result of suspension of aviation gasoline whereas one other flight, PK309, from Islamabad to Karachi was delayed as nicely.

Because of the cancellation and delays of PIA flights, lots of of passengers have been dealing with severe inconveniences over the previous a number of days, stated the report, including that not solely fliers but in addition the crew are bearing the brunt of the present disaster.

The PIA had requested an emergency bailout of Pakistani Rupees (PKR) 22.9 billion, which was rejected by the Financial Coordination Committee (ECC).

The ECC additionally turned down a request by the PIA for deferment of the cost of Rs 1.3 billion per 30 days, which the nationwide provider pays to FBR in opposition to FED and Rs 0.7 billion per 30 days which it pays in opposition to the rising prices, Geo Information reported.

The PIA additionally warned that Boeing and Airbus may droop the provision of spare components for its fleet by mid-September.
In July, the Federal Board of Income (FBR) froze the nationwide provider’s account on the premise of non-payment of greater than Rs 2 billion in taxes, in accordance with ARY Information.

In January final 12 months, the FBR froze 53 financial institution accounts of the PIA after it was discovered to have defaulted to taxes price PKR 26 billion.

Nonetheless, these financial institution accounts have been restored after PIA assured them of early clearance of the taxes.

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