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PIA wants to play Qaseeda Burda Shareef on all flights

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 16, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Jan 16, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
PIA wants to play Qaseeda Burda Shareef on all flights

It's testing the change out on a flight from Islamabad to Lahore

PIA doesn’t want to play music on its flights anymore. Instead, it wants to play the Qaseeda Burda Shareef.

It hopes to implement this new rule on all its domestic and international flights but first it’s doing a trial run on flights from Islamabad to Lahore.

The airline will use people’s responses to the change to gauge whether it should extend it to all of its flights.

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This change comes on the directives of PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik.

PIA usually has soft music playing in the background when passengers are boarding and getting off the plane. Now the airline wants play the Qaseeda Burda Shareef in the background instead.

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      FARAN KHAN  January 16, 2019 2:29 pm/ Reply

    NO please not. First you lost all your foreign passengers by making the airline dry, Now you want further
    ruin it by playing something close to Nat. If the MD PIA likes such things he should listen to such music
    in private, Soft music still on of the best legacies of PIA

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        Tahir  January 31, 2019 12:30 pm/ Reply

      Dear if foreign passengers don’t want to board due to Qaseeda Burda Shareef, let them go. Being a muslim and pakistani we should feel proud that our airline moving in positive way.

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      Liaqat Mirza  January 16, 2019 3:11 pm/ Reply

    Great move. well done. I ll be flying PIA more, in sha ALLAH.

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      Obaidur Rehman  January 16, 2019 3:37 pm/ Reply

    What good it will do to improve the image of Pakistan and of the PIA internationally ?
    In yester years a lot of non-Muslims used to travel by PIA because of it’s safety standards and very good reputation.

    Do the management think this will attract foreigners in our airline ?


    O. Rehman

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      Farrah  January 16, 2019 4:20 pm/ Reply


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      Raheel Ijaz  January 16, 2019 4:34 pm/ Reply

    Absolutely ridiculous.

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      ASIF ASHRAF  January 16, 2019 5:11 pm/ Reply


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      FAHAD  January 16, 2019 5:14 pm/ Reply

    I think the next step will be that PIA will force all the passengers to pray two navafils before the flight to get them safe to their destination. What nonsense if someone wants to listen to Qaseeda Burda shareef they can certainly do so on their headphones but please don’t try to force people. Where are we taking our country to!!!
    How many foreigners will understand Qaseeda Burda Shareef?
    Instead of this PIA should be consentrating on great service, run the flight’s on time, have great crew members who are smiling and willing to help passengers, provide good food like it use to be years ago, replace the current old fleet and try and encourage transit passengers to use our airline like Emirates and Qatar airways. Take our airline to next level don’t just concentrate on Pakistani passengers but the foreigners should be encouraged to use our airline. The aim should be within 10 years PIA should be the best airline in the world like It was 40 years ago. Think

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      pakistani  January 16, 2019 5:17 pm/ Reply


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      M ammad  January 16, 2019 7:24 pm/ Reply

    What a stupid and ridiculous move.

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      Abdul Aziz  January 16, 2019 7:33 pm/ Reply

    It should be must implemented as soon as possible

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      yasir  January 16, 2019 10:19 pm/ Reply

    Great.. as a muslim we should understand the importance of avoidance devil acts ..Non muslim should not be confused to know where does islam exist…

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      Atif  January 16, 2019 11:05 pm/ Reply

    I dont see the harm in playing this as background music while boarding and deplaning. Its cultural. Its welcoming passengers to our culture.

    I dont know whether PIA plans to replace music on its entertainment systems completely or not. Even if they do, i dont see the harm, cuz most passengers listen to their own music anyway.

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      Maryam Siddique  January 17, 2019 5:18 am/ Reply

    I think it is a Pakistani airline, not an Islamic airline. There is so much publicity of religion in Pakistan, its crazy.

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      Anonymous  January 17, 2019 5:27 am/ Reply

    Airline should shut down ASAP

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      Foozi  January 17, 2019 9:28 am/ Reply

    That’s a pretty good start to improve PIA and it’s fallen reputation. Will it work? No! PIAs problem are much worse and this is not where the solution begins. If the new CEO likes this piece he should overwhelm himself with it in private capacity

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      Aamir  January 17, 2019 9:45 am/ Reply

    Total crazy idea, is this business improvement plan…..? Pia has two decades old entertainment system and now on top this….. Ridiculous. PIA management should really leave PIA and take a seminary of PM wife’s influenced seminary to practise such bright ideas

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      Aamir  January 17, 2019 9:46 am/ Reply

    Ridiculous and crazy, any hope to revive the sinking shop will just accelerate this. Hats off to such craxy ideas and crazy management on this bright idea

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      J  January 17, 2019 11:56 am/ Reply

    Is the next step to make all passengers pray nafal before flight? ‘Check public reaction’ is not correct in any sense. The majority are muslims and if this is implemented this would be opression of the minority at the hands if the majority. Despicable

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      Saud Aziz  January 17, 2019 2:02 pm/ Reply

    GReat salute to CEO for such step

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      Junaid Iqbal  January 17, 2019 10:26 pm/ Reply

    Not a good idea to play only qaseeda burdha

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      Shabir Malik  January 18, 2019 2:47 am/ Reply

    CEO’s in PAKISTAN drink foreign wisky’s at night,and thats the high time for them to make Islam loving acts.Shame on you PIA management.
    Look where the world is heading,and what we are doing.Internatiinal Airline means.Airline for the people of whole world no matter what colour what race what origen.!!!Just relaxing music baby.

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      Hassan Rasool  January 18, 2019 9:16 am/ Reply

    Very goof idea.

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      yasin  January 18, 2019 11:14 pm/ Reply

    very good idea,

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      Mutahar Siddiqui  January 19, 2019 2:22 am/ Reply

    Alhamdulillah, praise to CEO for making the Right change.

    All our relatives in Pak and USA will inshaAllah prefer PIA.

    only these iniatives can make PIA finds it true lost glory..

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      Dr Wajiha Mutahar  January 19, 2019 2:31 am/ Reply

    Allah pia ko phir say bulandion par puhnchay. Amin. Allah sab musalmanon ko especially hidayat ata farmaye.Amin

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      Dr Siddiqui  January 19, 2019 2:34 am/ Reply

    You have made us Proud !


    We fully support the Idea.

    Keep up good work.

    As our national airlines our family always select PIA when we travel from Saudia to Pak.

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      Oak  February 4, 2019 5:22 pm/ Reply

    Next: segregated seating and non Muslims to have separate seating?

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      Tariq  February 5, 2019 8:10 pm/ Reply

    next step
    1- separate doors for men and women
    2-women should wear veils
    3-clean shave men not allowed
    4- any western drink like cola , Pepsi not allowed

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