As per the latest news reports, an aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been detained in Malaysia over a legal dispute between the national flag carrier and a firm pending in a UK court.

The development was made public by the PIA via tweet stating: “A PIA aircraft has been held back by a local court in Malaysia taking one sided decision pertaining to a legal dispute between PIA and another party pending in a UK court.”

“The passengers are being looked after and alternate arrangements for their travel have been finalised,” it added.

The PIA aircraft was detained on the orders of a local Malaysian court over the non-payment of lease dues of the aircraft. The detained aircraft is Boeing 777.

It is highly likely that after intervention of Government of Pakistan, Aircraft will be released subject to fulfillment of certain conditions of Malaysian Company.

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