Latest NewsNEWSAirlinesInternational

Pakistan government to shut down PIA

The Pakistan government is about to shut down Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) due to bankrupt.

Speaking before the Senate Special Committee on the PerĀ­formance of PIA, Prime MinisĀ­ter’s Adviser on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Abbasi said: “Such a recommendation from a parliamentary committee will help the government take the difficult decision that it is otherwise hesitating to take.”

The committee, which met to discuss the status of its recommendations to overlook PIA, also took up the incidents that had occurred over the past month that had given a bad name to PIA as well as to Pakistan.

Abbasi laid three options: Letting the flag carrier run the way it was, operating in the loss; declare it bankrupt and shut it down, or restructure it.

Committee Chairman Mushahidullah Khan from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said the panel was not in favour of shutting down PIA altogether.

“We believe that a few good officers at the top could restore PIA’s lost glory,” Khan said

The committee has also asked the airline for details of actions taken against the “sleeping pilot” on flight PK785 and the captain of PK853 who had invited a Chinese woman into the cockpit.

On Monday, 14 crew members of a PIA flight from Lahore to London were detained for over two hours at the Heathrow Airport over security threats and were later released.


Post Your Comments

Back to top button