PIA spokesperson said there was no ban on fasting during flights.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot offloaded flight steward from a flight bounded for Birmingham because the flight steward was observing his fast.

According to details, the captain of the flight PK-791 engaged in a dispute with flight steward because he was having fast. The captain said the flight steward cannot go with flight to which the he was offloaded from plane.

The flight steward said observing fast on flight is not illegal but the captain of the flight claimed that according to a circular no one with fast can be onboard.

The sources said the flight steward was asked to break the fast if he wants to go with flight, otherwise he will be offloaded. The captain said he will not operate the flight if flight steward not offloaded from plane.

PIA spokesperson said there was no ban on fasting during flights. He said the captain should not have offloaded the flight steward, adding that an action would be taken against the pilot upon his return.