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PIA spokesman's statement on Dubai incident


Karachi; January 9, 2016

Regarding media queries about a PIA flight leaving behind dead body of a Pakistani at Dubai airport Spokesman PIA has clarified that the incident took place yesterday due to negligence on the part of the staff of local handling company.

He said PIA's Dubai office has lodged an official complaint with the company and their concerned staff has been suspended while investigation is underway. The dead body was sent to Lahore on the next available PIA flight via Karachi.

It may also be noted that PIA is the only airline in the world which carries dead bodies of country's nationals along with one dependent free of charge, he added.