The captain of a PIA flight from Islamabad to Birmingham offloaded a cabin crew member for fasting.
PK-791 was ready for departure from Islamabad International Airport on Thursday when an argument ensued between the captain and the flight attendant.
The captain inquired and found out that the attendant was observing fast during the flight and asked him to break the fast as it is not allowed during the flight.
The flight steward claimed that he was allowed to fast on duty and it wasn’t against any rules or policy. The captain, however, insisted that fasting during flight is against the rule as per a circular and he couldn’t commence the flight unless the staff member was offloaded.
The flight steward was offloaded and the flight departed on time for Birmingham, United Kingdom.
PIA official Spokesman has said that no such prohibition of fasting exists for on-duty staff members and the administrative action will be taken against the pilot.