PIA operations may come to a hault

PIA operations may come to a hault

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines operations may come to a hault over the issue of fuel supply to the airline.

The Pakistan State Oil on Monday halted fuel supply to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) over failure by the airline to pay its dues to oil company. PIA owes Rs15.2 billion to the oil company.

Islamabad-bound flight supposed to take off at 5pm today was delayed because a shortage of fuel. More flights could face delay if the supply is not resumed, source added.

The airline has also failed to make daily payments since the past seven days. Supply to other flights will continue keeping in view passenger convenience.

Earlier PSO had suspended supply to the national carrier in January over non-payment of dues.

Commenting on the matter, PIA spokesperson said that talks with PSO authorities for resumption of fuel supply are underway.

The airline apologised to passengers for the inconvenience.