Lahore- Indian authorities have issued a legal notice to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to shut its office in New Delhi, says media reports.

In the notice, sources said, Indian officials have accused that the property for PIA office was purchased illegally.

Reports quoting PIA sources said that the Indian authorities have also not extended the visas of Pakistan’s national carrier staff and issued orders for Station Manager Saeed Ahmed to leave New Delhi. The case is pending in the court and according to PIA officials all the property was purchased as per Indian laws. Pakistan High Commission sources said PIA staff was being harassed by Indian agencies and the purpose of this drive was to shut Pak-India flight operations.

At present PIA is running two weekly flights from Lahore to New Delhi, and if operation is closed, passengers will have to travel through Wagah Border.