The Supreme Court temporarily banned on Sunday Pakistan International Airlines from using the Markhor logo on its planes.
The country’s flagship carrier had taken the decision to revamp its aircrafts’ exterior to highlight its commitment to the preservation of Pakistan’s national animal: Markhor.
During a suo motu hearing of using markhor logo on planes rather than national flag, the apex court summoned PIA managing director before the bench, which was headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar.
While referring to the MD, Chief Justice Nisar remarked: “We found out that you want to use a picture of an animal in place of our national flag, What animal’s picture have you put on the tail of the plane?”
The MD responded that the airline is using the picture of Pakistan’s national animal Markhor.