Due to a serious lack of maintenance and repair work, numerous Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the country’s national flag carrier, have experienced technical problems during international flights, according to reliable sources. 

These technical issues within PIA’s aircraft have been steadily increasing due to the neglect of essential maintenance and repair tasks by the airline’s engineering department, as disclosed by insiders interviewed by ARY News. This unfortunate trend not only puts the safety of PIA flights at risk but also causes significant inconveniences for passengers and financial difficulties for the airline. 

Sources have revealed that several Boeing 777 aircraft faced technical problems during flights to Saudi Arabia, resulting in substantial expenses for their repair and upkeep. In a recent incident, during the boarding process for Jeddah-Lahore flight PK-760, the auxiliary power unit (APU) exhaust malfunctioned, requiring the pilot to activate an emergency brake and initiate a fire control procedure. 


The consequences of this incident were significant, leading to a delay of over a day for the affected flight as the aircraft had to be grounded due to the fault. Interestingly, this was the second such incident reported in a single day. Prior to this incident, another PIA plane flying from Sialkot to Jeddah experienced smog warnings within the cockpit. 

In response to these events, the PIA spokesperson issued a statement reassuring passengers aboard the grounded plane that arrangements were being made for their prompt departure from Lahore to Jeddah.