AP-AFQ   Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation                        (c/n  4520)


                                     Here are two views of PIA's first aircraft.  I happened to be in the UK in 1956 and visited Blackbushe
                                     with the late Peter Keating where AP-AFQ was undergoing heavy maintenance.  The shot below is of
                                     the aircraft running up at the blast fences at Burbank.    Pakistan International was formed in 1951 as a
                                     branch of the Pakistani Government.   The Connies were used initially on the Karachi-Dacca route.
                                     Later a route was established to London, via Cairo.  This aircraft was retired in 1964 and used for cabin
                                     crew training at Karachi.