Pakistan has dismissed reports that the missing Malaysian Airlines jet is somewhere in the country.
Pakistan's senior aviation official Aviation Shujaat Azeem told Dawn.com that the plane never came towards Pakistan.
Azeem, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Aviation, said the plane disappeared far away from Pakistani air space and was not visible on its radars, 'so how it could be hidden somewhere in Pakistan'.
His attention was drawn on the reports which said the disappeared plane could have potentially reached as far as Pakistan.
However, he said that his division was on alert and following all developments related to the incident.
He added that the civil aviation would provide full cooperation over the missing jet.