Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting in Islamabad to review management and financial matters of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in the light of the revamping plan envisaged by the government. 

Secretary Aviation Division, Muhammad Irfan Elahi, briefed the meeting in detail about the current financial profile of PIA and the recent improvement achieved in its operating performance.

The meeting was informed about efforts to refurbish different aircrafts and the plan to acquire new aircrafts. It was also informed briefed about measures to upgrade in-flight services for comfort and facilitation of passengers both on domestic and international flights.

Chairman PIA , Muhammad Azam Saigol informed the meeting that efforts are afoot to improve the service delivery and overall working of the airline to bring it to international standards.

The Finance Minister said the Government wants PIA to offer travel and cargo services in line with international standards. He said financial discipline along with quality management would help get the desired service levels.

The Minister added that the government was fully prepared to support all efforts aimed at improvement in PIA’s services. He called for continued efforts to enable PIA to regain its lost glory.

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