PR No.43 Finance Minister Chairs Meeting To Review Performance Of PIA Islamabad: March 5, 2016

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Saturday chaired a meeting to review performance of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

Secretary Aviation Division, Muhammad Irfan Elahi briefed the Minister in detail about the current economic profile of PIA and also apprised him about its immediate financial requirements. He said efforts are being made to minimize operational losses of the airline, to improve the service delivery and overall working of the airline.

The Minister appreciated efforts by the PIA administration for improving service delivery and reduction of operational losses. He said that as national flag carrier it was expected of PIA to ensure quality travel and cargo services in line with international standards. He said strict financial discipline coupled with quality management would get the desired service levels. He said the government was fully prepared to support all efforts aimed at improvement in PIA’s services but it was the will and spirit of its employees that mattered the most in bringing about resurgence of the airline and make it truly self sufficient. He called for continued efforts to revamp PIA.

Secretary Aviation Division, Muhammad Irfan Elahi, Secretary Finance, Dr. Waqar Masood Khan and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance attended the meeting.