ISLAMABAD: The former acting chief executive officer (CEO) of Pakistan International Airline (PIA), Bernd Hildenbrand had taken a plane of national flag carrier to Germany while leaving Pakistan, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad told the Senate today.
His remarks came after Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) raised the issue and said that he had learned that a Boeing plane of PIA had gone missing.
Replying to his comments, Ahmad said: “We have also formed a committee to probe the matter but it has not found any clue so far.”
Meanwhile, PIA Spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar clarified that the plane was not a Boeing plane, but was an Airbus-A-310.
“It’s not missing. It’s in Germany,” he said.
The spokesperson also asserted that the plane had already completed its flying hours and was no longer airworthy.
“It’s a 30-year-old aircraft and had already been grounded,” he told the Upper House of the Parliament.
Punjab Law Minister says Nawaz Sharif doesn’t need crutches of Zardari’s political support!
LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister has said that Nawaz Sharif does not need Zardari’s political crutches.
Interestingly, this statement came hours after Zardari and his son Bilawal refused to meet him!
The minister held that if Sharif wanted to meet anyone that was only for avoiding derailment of democracy and holding the next general election on time.
Earlier Zardari, refusing to join hands with PML-N, said: “Nawaz Sharif only wants to use charter of democracy for his personal gains”.
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