Malaysian court orders release of seized PIA aircraft after dispute with leasing firm resolved


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A Boeing 777 aircraft of cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) held in Malaysia has been released and arrangements are being made to fly it back home, according to an official statement here on Wednesday. The aircraft -- with 170 passengers on board -- was held back in Kuala Lumpur on January 15 over a lease dispute case between the national flag carrier and an Irish company.