As many as thirteen officials of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were detained by British police for interrogation at Heathrow Airport over alleged security threats.
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PIA Spokesman Mashhood Tajwar told that the crew members of PIA flight number PK-758, coming from Islamabad, were arrested at London Airport on secret information but they were released and sent back to the hotel withholding their passports.
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Meanwhile, a search operation was also conducted in the plane for over two hours after which it was cleared for takeoff from Heathrow Airport with substituted staffers as nothing suspicious was found.
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PIA Spokesman said that the reason as to why the crew was detained is not yet known but the authorities are trying to handle the issue.
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Earlier in February, PK-757 flight of PIA that was bound for Heathrow Airport of London from Lahore made an emergency landing at Stansted Airport over bomb-threat.