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PIA discontinues new livery, restores old one after poor public response, court order

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's on Tuesday said it has discontinued the new blue of -- the country's national animal, and restored the old logo and the tagline after poor public response and a court order.

The move by International Airlines (PIA) came after Chief Justice of Saqib Nisar, in May last year, ordered the PIA management to stop replacing the national flag on the tail of its aircraft with the new logo.

The PIA had replaced its old of the country's national flag as part of its rebranding effort to make a comeback to the global arena, newspaper reported.

In the new livery, a (in blue) - a wild goat species found in northern and central which is also the national animal - was to be visible on the aircraft tail, while the cockpit integrated Pakistan's flag, accompanied by PIA, written in both English and Urdu.

PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik, in an order said that it has been approved that the airline's new blue logo has been discontinued from stationery products, billboards, documents and all other places, the report said.

The directive also said the new blue logo has been discontinued and the old logo (of Pakistan's flag) and the slogan 'Great People to Fly With' have been adopted and it will be reproduced on all documents and platforms.

"The carrier's old logo, the national flag, has been restored as the public acceptance of was not good as well as the had also barred the PIA from replacing the Pakistan flag on the tails of its aircraft," PIA said.

He said that the picture of Markhor had also been removed from one aircraft following the apex court's orders.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 20:00 IST