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PIA: Reviving past glory

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin on Tuesday said that the government believed in reviving and regaining the past glory of PIA and making it a profitable organization.

Chairing a meeting on PIA’s Corporate Business Plan 2022-26 here, the minister stressed to focus on Pakistani diaspora. While appreciating hard work done by the consultant, the chair emphasized that PIA is a national flag carrier and needs to be a world class airline.

He also asked to concentrate on better customer services and consider possibility of direct flights in the business plan to make PIA a flourishing organization that may contribute for economic development of Pakistan and service our communities at home and abroad.

A detailed presentation was given by foreign consultant of International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the meeting on the PIA’s corporate business plan for 2022-26 covering PIA’s current situation, market dynamics and corporate strategy.

Five-Year recovery roadmap with network strategy was also highlighted to make PIA a viable and profitable organization focusing on increasing efficiency and profitability by considering domestic market, Pakistani community abroad keeping in view internal and external challenges facing the entity.

Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Secretary Aviation, Secretary Finance, Secretary EAD, PIA Board of Directors and Members, CEO PIA and senior officers attended the meeting. | YouTube Channel

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.