Posts tagged as: PIA

PIA Pilot Endangered Lives of 350 Passengers but No Action Taken Against Him

PIA Pilot Security Violation

According to a report that emerged on Sunday, a senior Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot is responsible for a serious safety violation for a Trans-Atlantic flight he operated without the requisite rest. Moreover, PIA has taken no action against the highly influential pilot Qasim Hayat and has not even shared details of the inquiry with […]

Text of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech about youth schemes

Following is the full text of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s address to the nation in which he announced some welfare schemes for the youth Saturday evening. “My dear elders‚ brothers‚ sisters and the youngsters who hold the key to the future. I am not here today with a long speech‚ but I will briefly state […]

No PIA employee to be laid off in privatization process

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the National Assembly the government has decided not to lay off a single employee of Pakistan International Airlines during the privatization of 26 percent shares. He was replying to a call attention notice moved by several members of the in the House regarding steps being […]

Prime Minister gives go ahead for PIA 26% shares’ privatization

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the Ministry of Privatization and Civil Aviation Division to initiate the process of privatization of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) while ensuring complete transparency, adherence of all relevant codal formalities and guidelines of the superior courts  in the process. He said transparent process will not only people benefit from a qualitatively […]

PIA to commence flight operation to Kashgar on Wednesday

The Pakistan International Airlines flight PK 1855 and 1856 Islamabad-Kashgar-Islamabad will operate every Wednesday by A310 aircraft with a capacity of 223 economy class seats and carrying 15 tons of cargo. On the initiatives being taken by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan-China economic coordination‚ the PIA has introduced the said flight to Kashgar […]

Committee to suggest PIA restructuring

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has constituted a four member committee for restructuring and reforming of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national flag carrier, the PM office said Friday. Those included in the committee are Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar Minister for Finance, Capt. Shujaat Azeem Advisor on Aviation, Mr. Shaukat Fayyaz Ahmed Tarin and Mr. […]

Gov’t bans Musharraf’s from leaving country

The government on Saturday banned former President Pervez Musharraf from leaving abroad a day after a court restrained him from going abroad, officials said.   Musharraf returned to Pakistan on Sunday after over four-year self-exile and is now facing several cases including his government’s failure to provide security to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was […]

Rocket attack on PIA aircraft in Afghanistan

Unknown assailants fired several rockets at Kandahar airport on Tuesday while a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was on the tarmac ready for departure, say media reports.   The aircraft, PK 199, did not sustain any major damage and the passengers and the crew remained safe as well. The plane was coming to Quetta from […]

Pakistan has complete information of CIA agents: Sec Defence

Pakistan’s Defence Secretary Lt General (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik on Friday said that the country has been informed by the US regarding presence of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents.   Speaking to media, the Defence Secretary said that they had complete information of the CIA agents working in Pakistan. He added that no country […]

Nawaz Sharif says President Zardari wants political martyrdom

Following a clean-sweep victory in the recently held by-polls, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chairman Nawaz Sharif has said that President Asif Ali Zardari after failing to maintain peace and resolving people’s problems wanted political martyrdom.   The PML-N chief while addressing a public rally in Mailsi said Pakistan was in the grip of crises but […]

PIA Air-ambulance ready to fly Malala abroad

Over the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has completed arrangements for shifting Malala Yousafzai to Dubai for medical treatment, who was shot in the head by cowardly militants in Swat. Managing Director PIA Junaid Yunus while speaking to the media said a makeshift air-ambulance is ready to airlift critically injured […]

PIA and HBL draw blank

The Pakistan Premier League giants were unable to break the deadlock, as they played out a goalless game in the country’s top flight yesterday. PIA remaining in seventh place, while HBL are placed 12th after both of them failed to score despite the considerable chances that came their way. Both the Karachi-based outfits have finished […]


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