Govt to provide all support to improve PIA services: Dar

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 13 (APP): Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, said Wednesday that government was fully prepared to support all efforts aimed at bringing improvement in the services of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

Speaking at a meeting to review management and financial matters of PIA in the light of the revamping plan envisaged by the government, the minister urged the management for continued efforts to enable PIA to regain its lost glory.

The minister said that as national airline, it PIA was desired to offer travel and cargo services in line with international standards.

He said financial discipline along with quality management would help get the desired service levels.

Earlier, Secretary Aviation Division, Muhammad Irfan Elahi, briefed the meeting in detail about the current financial profile of PIA and the recent improvement achieved in its operating performance.

Chief Executive Officer, PIACL, Bernd Hildenbrand shared with the meeting efforts to refurbish different aircrafts and informed about the plan to acquire new aircrafts.

He also briefed the meeting on measures to upgrade in-flight services for comfort and facilitation of passengers both on domestic and international flights.

He informed that over 90% of PIA’s flights were on-time which was praised by all.

Chairman PIACL, Muhammad Azam Saigol informed the meeting that efforts are afoot to improve the service delivery and overall working of the airline to bring it to international standards.

The meeting noted with satisfaction, the efforts by the PIA administration for improving service delivery.

Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, Aviation Division and PIACL also attended the meeting.