According to our correspondent, PIA flight PK-755, which departed Sialkot for Riyadh at 6am, made an emergency landing at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport after smoke was detected in the cargo compartment of the Airbus A-320 jet.
“The pilot received warning of smoke soon after the takeoff. After getting instructions from the control room, the pilot made emergency landing at Lahore airport,” a source told Samaa.
The flight was carrying at least 150 passengers. All onboard were safely evacuated after the landing, and no injuries were reported, sources said.
The aircraft is undergoing a full check-up and the flight will leave for Riyadh after getting clearance from the engineering department, PIA spokesman said.
The flight is expected to leave for Riyadh by 11:30am.