PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) is relying on goat sacrifice for the safety of airplanes and passengers. Yeah ! On Sunday, PIA officials did something which turned many eyes. Sacrificing a black goat before a flight.
The sacrificing took place at the airport tarmac before an ATR-42 aircraft took off nearly a week after the French-built turboprop planes were grounded following a crash that killed 47 people.
“The officials sacrificed a goat yesterday as a gesture of gratitude as the ATR aircraft resumed flight operations,” a PIA official was quoted as saying by local media. The official, however, clarified that it was not a management-level decision.
The plane left for Multan, making it the first ATR-42 aircraft to be pressed into service since the start of shakedown tests on all such aircraft in the wake of the air crash near Havelian on December 7 that killed all 47 people on board, including pop singer-turned-Islamic preacher Junaid Jamshed.
As usual, twitter had something ready for it. Here how some people tried to pun the news :
— Aisha 来自中国 (@Yixi_Arsalan) December 19, 2016
Pakistan would have won if Misbah had sacrificed a black goat on the pitch this morning. https://t.co/gQVivOg1GN
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) December 19, 2016
Cinema owners are advised to slaughter a black goat before putting up Indian movies. That'll keep Modi's surgical strikes away. Gud 4 bizniz
— Junaid Akram (@junaidakram83) December 18, 2016
Even Pakistan Defence’s official twitter handle had something to comment :
The world should learn from the PIA how to improve their flight safety. Sacrifice a black goat on the runway. pic.twitter.com/CcCbpFEmBI
— Pakistan Defence (@defencepk) December 18, 2016
@defencepk what if plane skids of the goat blood?
— Ahsan Naveed (@AhsanNaveed84) December 18, 2016
And that must have given passengers a trustworthy assurance for the best safety standards to choose Pakistan Airlines over any other airlines !