Already worried about its debt, Pakistan added more to its shame when Malaysia seized the aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines reportedly for non-payment of its loans. After the incident, Pakistan has become a joke all over the world, as well as the country’s politicians are not giving up any opportunity to taunt Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan in Parliament.
In the parliament, the opposition party MP took a dig at the Pakistani government and Prime Minister Imran Khan. In the presence of all the MPs in the Pakistan Parliament, MP Gafoor Hydari strongly condemned the current situation in the country and went on to make a sarcastic comment. Pakistani journalist Nayla Inayat has shared a video on Twitter of the incident.
"Today Malaysia kept our airplane, tomorrow someone will keep the prime minister over non-payment of loans."
— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) January 18, 2021
In the video, the politician can be heard saying-“Today Malaysia stopped our airplane due to debt, tomorrow what will happen if the Prime Minister is stopped in exchange for loans at an airport!” And they will stop, they will stop when you do not repay the loan. What a shame and shame it is. If you take a loan, and you do not give back. Malaysia, our friend, is an Islamic country, if they forcefully stop our airplane, then I am sure that tomorrow they will stop our prime minister too. What a ridiculous rule this is. He further stated that Imran Khan is not fit for rule and a regime cannot run like this. He also asserted if the government had shown more seriousness towards the matter and acted responsibly even he could have paid the loan. He further added-” The whole community needs to think on this.”
It seems that Pakistan’s own friend Malaysia has turned a back towards it. Malaysia seized a Boeing 777 passenger plane of PIA (Pakistan International Airlines), showing Pakistan it belongs globally. According to reports, the aircraft was on the lease and was seized due to non-payment of the loan amount.
It is a matter of great embarrassment for Pakistan, as both the passengers and the crew on board at Kuala Lumpur Airport in Malaysia were forced out of the plane as aircraft reached Malaysia from Karachi.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) informed about the incident by tweeting it. The PIA wrote, “A PIA aircraft has been seized at the behest of a local court in Malaysia, relating to a legal dispute between the PIA and another party pending in a UK court.”