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Pakistan Airline Seeks to Help Passengers Stranded in Qatar

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, June 6 (Reuters) – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is in talks to bring back Pakistani passengers of Qatar Airlines stranded in Doha after Saudi Arabia and four other Arab countries cut off ties with Qatar, an official said on Tuesday. The Pakistani passengers were supposed to fly to Saudi

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Pakistan International Airlines Chairman Resigns Days After Plane Crash

ISLAMABAD, Dec 13 – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman Azam Saigol has resigned, citing personal reasons, the company said on Tuesday, less than a week after a PIA plane crashed killing all 47 people on board. Officials say the aircraft suffered engine problems soon after takeoff from the mountainous region of Chitral last Wednesday, but

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After Air Crash, Pakistan Fights Over Legacy of Rock Star-Turned-Cleric

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 – The death of Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani rock star-turned-evangelist, in a plane crash on Wednesday has stirred debate over his legacy, raising questions that cut to the heart of Pakistan’s widening cultural schisms. Jamshed, 52, was one of Pakistan’s first rock stars before abandoning music to advocate a

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Pakistan Mourns 47 Killed in Air Crash, as Investigators Seek Answers

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 – Pakistan on Thursday mourned the 47 victims of its deadliest plane crash in four years, among them a famed-rockstar-turned-Muslim evangelist, two infants and three foreigners, as officials sought to pinpoint the cause of the disaster. Engine trouble was initially believed responsible, but many questions remain, stirring new worries

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No Survivors’ After Plane Crash in Northern Pakistan Mountains

By Jibran Ahmed and Asad Hashim PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec 7  – There were no survivors after a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, the airline’s chairman said, as recovery operations continued late into the night at the remote crash site. The military said 40 bodies had been recovered

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IMF “Encouraged” by Pakistani Airline Reform Step, Awaits More Plans

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, April 13 – The International Monetary Fund is encouraged that Pakistan will convert its cash-strapped national airline into a limited company but said on Wednesday it will see if the reforms go far enough in restructuring the company. Parliament adopted a law on Monday to convert Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into

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Pakistan Shelves Privatization of National Airline With New Law

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, April 12  – Pakistan‘s parliament has adopted a law that will convert the cash-strapped national airline into a limited company but bar the government from giving up its management control, officials said on Tuesday. The passage of the law, which blocks selling off a majority share in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA),

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