PIA’s business plan to be ready by March end: PM informed

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (APP):The authorities concerned Wednesday apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan that a comprehensive business plan for the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would be ready by March end.

A detailed briefing was given to the prime minister during a meeting attended by Minister for Aviation Muhammadmian Soomro, Minister for Finance Asad Umar and PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood, the PM Office Media Wing in a press release said.

During the meeting, the prime minister said privatization of PIA was not a part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s manifesto, but the government was bringing reforms in the PIA to save it from recurring losses by turning it into a profit-earning entity.

The PIA CEO informed the prime minister about the progress on the steps taken for the revival of national flag carrier.

A detailed briefing was also given with regard to the steps being taken for turning the PIA into a profit generating organization and removal of the corrupt elements.

The Aviation Division secretary briefed the prime minister about the new aviation policy.

The prime minister directed that people should be regularly kept informed about the steps being taken for improving the PIA’s affairs.