Rs 600 bln annually being paid to PIA: Pervaiz

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APP22-04 LAHORE: February 04 - Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid talking to media person during his visit to the stalls at the 30th Lahore International Book Fair 2016 at Expo Center. APP photo by Zahid Chaudhry

LAHORE, Feb 4 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Thursday said some Rs 600 billion annually paid to Pakistan International Airlines was a great loss to the national exchequer, which could be saved and spent on education and other job generating projects. Talking to the reporters after inaugurating Lahore International Book Fair at the Expo Center here he said such a big amount to meet the losses of national airline was a burden on the exchequer and the government was making sincere efforts to make it a financially viable entity.