Pet owners are fully aware of the uncanny ability of domestic animals, particularly cats, to squeeze into the unlikeliest of places, only to be discovered hours later and frequently by complete accident or sheer luck.
At Jinnah International Airport today, this feline quality definitely got out of hand.
A PIA flight was delayed after the pilots sent a distress call to the control towers. In response, the aircraft was immediately surrounded on the runway by fire trucks and officials from the Airport Security Force (ASF).
After a thorough search of the plane, the problem was discovered to be a cat stranded in the cockpit.
The adventurous feline has safely been removed and the flight PK-503, which was headed for Gwadar, has been given a green signal by the ASF.