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No proposal to privatize Pakistan Railways: NA told

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Friday told the National Assembly that there is no proposal under consideration to privatize Pakistan Railways. He informed the House during question hour that private partnership‚ however‚ will be promoted to provide better traveling facilities to the commuters. About the steps being taken to make Pakistan Railways a profitable […]

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 […]

Rao Qamar Suleman resigns from PIA chairmanship

Apparently failing to get the things in right direction, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman Rao Qamar Suleman has resigned from his post citing poor health. PIA Deputy Managing Director Captain Junaid Younus has been appointed as the acting chairman of the corporation. PIA spokesperson Sultan Hassan has confirmed Rao’s resignation however he did not reveal […]

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf introduced economic policy

Giving priority to education and health sector, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has revealed its economic policy to make the country prosperous and flourishing. PTI Senior Vice President Asad Umar presented the plan in a seminar titled Economic Policy Vision. While shedding light on the plan he observed, “No effort has been made in the last […]

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf orders to release $4.5 million for PIA

In order to uplift Pakistan International Airline (PIA), Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has instructed the Finance Ministry to release 4.5 million dollars to the corporation after fulfilling necessary formalities. While chairing a high level meeting to review the performance of PIAC, the premier assured its management that he would favorably consider conversion of Rs […]

Civil Aviation Authority stops PIA’s three faulty aircrafts

In quite a wise decision, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has prevented three PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) aircraft including two Boeing 77s and one 737-300 from flying after finding faults in them. Public Relations Manager of the CAA, Pervez George, while speaking to the media observed, “Two of the planes were prevented from taking off […]

36 air crashes in short history of Pakistan (Part two)

A US-made Hercules C-130 military aircraft crashed on August 17, 1988 near Bahawalpur, killing military ruler General Mohammad Ziaul Haq and 30 others including Pakistani generals and the US ambassador. A PIA Fokker carrying 54 people disappeared on August 25, 1989 after leaving Gilgit in northern Pakistan. The wreckage is never found. A PIA Airbus […]

36 air crashes in short history of Pakistan (Part one)

Bhoja Airlines’ plane crash in which 118 passengers and nine crew members lost their lives was the 36th incident of passenger planes crashes in Pakistan. At least 705 were dead in the previous 35 jet crashing incidents in the last 64 years. Air flight B-4 213 crashed about 4 nautical miles (roughly 8 kilometers) from […]

Liquidity constraints for PSO; threats to cut down fuel supply

Liquidity constraints for PSO; threats to cut down fuel supply Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has threatened to all of its defaulting customers to immediately repay the outstanding dues otherwise any further supply of fuel will be cut down until the payment. The petroleum supplier issued a strict statement on Friday to stop fuel supply to […]

PIA employees on for a countrywide protest from 18th of this month

Employees of the national carrier of the country, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have announced that they will have planned to go on a countrywide protest against the rapidly deteriorating conditions and erroneous policies of the company from the 18th of November. The call for protest was made by the action committee of the employees’ union, […]

PIA to face a nationwide strike

PIA to face a nationwide strike A decision has been made recently by the action committee of the employees unions of Pakistan International Airlines. The decision has been taken in the context of the constant downfall that the national airlines of the country has been experiencing for the past couple of years and the slackened […]

Government turns down PIA’s bailout package

The government of Pakistan has rejected the bailout package worth Rs. 20 billion requested by the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to help out the national carrier from its financial crisis. Amidst severe financial crisis, a bailout package was asked by PIA last month, which was eventually turned down on Thursday, on the basis that the […]


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