LAHORE - The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has warned its passengers against carrying specific model of cellphone during flights being a safety hazard for aircraft and passengers as well.

A spokesman for the airline said Sunday that the warning was issued in view of the recent reports about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices in which the international airlines had asked their passengers not to carry this smart phone during flights. “PIA passengers are also strongly advised not to carry it with them, not even in their check-in luggage, as it may compromise aircraft and passenger’s safety,” the spokesman said.