Updated February 29th, 2024 at 15:52 IST

'Thank You PIA': Pakistan Stewardess Vanishes After Landing in Canada, Leaves a Cryptic Note

Another member of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cabin crew reportedly went missing after the Pakistani aircraft landed in Canada.

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Rawalpindi – Amid the financial crunch, another member of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cabin crew reportedly went missing after the Pakistani aircraft landed in Canada. According to Pakistani news outlet Dawn, the Air hostess named Maryam Raza arrived in Toronto on PIA flight PK-782 from Islamabad on Monday. However, she failed to report to duty on the return flight, PK-784 to Karachi.

The strange aspect of the whole ordeal is the fact that when authorities went to open her hotel room, they found her uniform on the bed with a note that reads “Thank you PIA”. According to Dawn, Raza joined the national carrier 15 years ago and was assigned to fly from Islamabad to Toronto. It is important to note that Raza is one of the several PIA staffers who have mysteriously disappeared in Canada. An airline spokesperson raised a similar concern and stated that this is the second time a staff from the Pakistani airlines has gone missing.

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The flexibility of the Canadian asylum laws is part of the reason: PIA

While elaborating on the matter, the officials from the Pakistani airlines mentioned that flexible Canadian laws can be considered one of the major reasons for the mysterious disappearance. The North American country offers immediate asylum after entering the country. Last month, another PIA flight attendant, Faiza Mukhtar also vanished after she landed in Toronto airport. Ever her disappearance could not be noticed until the flight returned to Pakistan. Not only this, but last year, at least seven PIA cabin crew members went missing in Canada while performing flight duties.

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Meanwhile, another national carrier’s spokesman stated that one of the crew members who had slipped away ages ago has now settled in Canada. The official accused the erstwhile crew member of “advising” other crew members to seek asylum. He went on to add that the PIA management has been coordinating with Canadian authorities to stop such incidents in future.

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Published February 29th, 2024 at 15:23 IST