LAHORE: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) on Thursday paid Rs 2 lacs 10 thousand to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for high tea expense incurred on Indian premier Narendra Modi’s visit to Lahore.
According to details, PIA was made to pay the expense of Modi’s high tea in amount of Rs 210,000 which the CAA has duly recovered.
Reportedly, Modi and his convoy were served a lavish high tea at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Pakistan on Friday last week to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif, weeks after the nuclear-armed rivals decided to restart high-level peace talks.
It was the first time an Indian premier had stepped foot on Pakistani soil in more than 10 years and was seen by analysts as a step towards normalising ties between the two neighbours which have fought three wars.
State TV footage showed an Indian Air Force jumbo jet land in the late afternoon at Lahore s Allama Iqbal International Airport where Sharif — who celebrated his birthday the same day — had flown in by helicopter moments earlier.
Sharif, flanked by his cabinet ministers, received Modi on the tarmac where military officers lined up along a red carpet.