Van Catches Fire Near PIA Aircraft at Karachi Airport

On Tuesday, a catering van at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport caught fire while delivering food for passengers of the PK-304 flight. Fortunately, the swift response from airport staff averted any potential damage.

A spokesperson from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) reported that vigilant airport staff quickly relocated the van away from the aircraft once the fire erupted. As a result, no harm was done, and the aircraft, passengers, and other assets remained unscathed.

Emphasizing the effectiveness of PIA’s safety protocols, the spokesperson assured that the airline’s safety system was fully operational at the airport, ensuring the safety of all personnel and equipment involved.

It is noteworthy that Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited (PSX: PIAA) will officially close its books at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on May 25, 2024. This date has been set to determine the Class “A” and Class “B” shareholders of the company, as revealed in a stock filing dated May 16, 2024.

Additionally, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) approved a Scheme of Arrangement between PIA and PIA Holding Company Limited on May 3, 2024. This approval allows PIA to get delisted from the PSX on May 25, 2024.

In a recent review meeting regarding the affairs of the Ministry of Privatization and the Privatization Commission, it was disclosed that the pre-qualification process for the privatization of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be completed by the end of May.