ISLAMABAD: Special aviation assistant to prime minister Shujaat Azeem dismissed reports appearing in US media that the missing Malaysian airliner might be hidden somewhere in Pakistan, reported a private TV channel on Saturday.

The aircraft disappeared far away from Pakistan airspace and was not visible on its radars, he said questioning how it could be hidden somewhere in Pakistan.

He shunned the reports at once saying the plane never came towards Pakistan.

“At present there are 95 ships of various countries are in the Indian Ocean on search mission,” said Azeem. “No one among those who are on search mission has contacted us to seek information on this tragedy.”–Monitoring Desk