Farooq Bhoja, head of an airline whose jet crashed on Friday near Islamabad, killing 127 people, has been barred from leaving Pakistan.

The plane was operated by Bhoja Air, which resumed flights last month after suspending them in 2000 due to financial troubles.

The Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, said: "If an airline doesn't have enough money it doesn't mean you buy a 30-year-old aircraft and start an airline."