A Malaysia-bound Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-894 from Islamabad was delayed on Thursday night because of a plane hijacking scare, reports Saama.

The flight was supposed to take off at 12:30 am but it was cleared by 2 am as the plane was thoroughly searched.

The national airline’s spokesperson said that as they had doubts about a terror attack, therefore they started a search and checked passengers. This took time and delayed take-off.



He said that false information was circulated that a hijacking alert has been issued but this wasn’t true.