Govt. striving to transform PIA into an efficient, profitable entity: PM

APP63-27 ISLAMABAD: August 27 - Prime Minister Imran Khan chairing a meeting of the Federal Cabinet at PM Office. APP

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said that the government was making efforts to transform the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into an efficient and profit-making entity because it was a national flag carrier and a symbol of country’s identification abroad.

The prime minister was chairing a meeting to review efforts for bringing the PIA on modern lines, the PM Office Media Wing in a press release said.

During the meeting, the prime minister observed that once a profit generating airline and a leading institution in the regional aviation sector was pushed into troubles due to the mismanagement and neglect of the past.

The meeting was attended by Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Advisor on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Secretary Aviation Division Shah Rukh Nusrat, Secretary Finance Naveed Kamran, PIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Marshal Arshad Malik, representatives of the airplane manufacturing organization and other senior officials.