International flights have been rerouted as some technical fault has developed at the Sialkot airport. The flights have been rerouted to the Lahore airport.
As per the shared details, the international flights including one en route to Sialkot from Muscat, MS-301, has been detoured to land on Lahore airport as well.
Another flight of Pakistan International Airlines PK-9244 arriving from Dammam, too, was rerouted today to Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Internation Airport.
The reason behind both the detours was reported to be the technical fault of runway lights, both these flights will return to Sialkot as soon as the lights have been restored.
Separately, federal aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said Tuesday the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan will satisfactorily compensate PIA employees being laid off voluntarily.
Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar said while PIA needs only seven thousand employees to operate, it employs over 14,000 currently due to the politically influenced recruitments in the past by ruling parties.
He said out of 14,000 currently employed, half will have to be let go of via Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) and those will be compensated.