The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has frozen all bank accounts of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) over non-payment of outstanding tax dues.
According to reports, the PIA under federal excise duty had to pay Rs. 10 million to FBR, but the national carrier could not make the payments as yet. The FBR, in action, froze all the PIA accounts, prompting difficulties to the latter in payment of salaries to the employees as well as running flight operations.
Apart from payment of salaries and pensions, PIA is also struggling to acquire fuel for its jets as the national carrier is unable to pay suppliers.