PIA is currently grappling with economic difficulties, mainly stemming from operational issues caused by the suspension of fuel supply from PSO. Multiple national carrier aircraft are grounded for various reasons, and insufficient safety measures near runways pose a further challenge.
In a recent occurrence at Sialkot Airport, a dog collided with a PIA plane just before takeoff, resulting in the unfortunate death of the dog. Fortunately, the Dubai-bound aircraft emerged unscathed.
The pilot reported the incident to the control tower and continued the flight. Show cause notices were issued to those accountable for smooth takeoffs. A comparable incident occurred at Islamabad Airport recently when a wild boar collided with a landing aircraft from Dubai. The pilot reported the incident, leading to a comprehensive inspection of the plane and an investigation into potential negligence by the runway staff.