PIA plane unable to land at Quetta airport due to bad weather
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A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-310 from Karachi to Quetta met with bad weather and was unable to land at the Quetta Airport, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
PIA spokesperson said that 150 passengers were on the flight.
The national carrier spokesperson said that the flight captain tried to land the flight but due to bad weather it was not possible and then the captain took the flight back to the Jinnah International Karachi Airport as per flight safety standards.
Earlier, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal directed to operationalise international flights from Quetta Airport by August 14 to facilitate overseas Pakistanis from Balochistan.
He said the facility would particularly enhance the connectivity of the people of province with the Middle East, which hosted a large number of Pakistani diaspora working there.
Ahsan Iqbal chaired a meeting to finalise the pricing model of fares for airports in Balochistan for higher traffic volumes and enhanced air-connectivity of the provinces.
Advisor Maritime Affairs Jawad Khokhar, Additional Secretary Planning Dawood Muhammad Bareach, secretary aviation, Balochistan chief secretary, Pakistan International Airlines chief executive officer and Civil Aviation Authority deputy director general attended the meeting.