Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar said on Saturday that the government was fully prepared to support all efforts aimed at improving Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) services.
While chairing a meeting held to review performance of the PIA, he said 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.
Secretary Aviation Division Muhammad Irfan Elahi briefed the minister in detail about the current economic profile of the PIA and also apprised him of its immediate financial requirements. He said that efforts were being made to minimise operational losses of the airline in order to further improve its service delivery and overall working. The minister appreciated efforts by the PIA administration for improving service delivery and reduction in operational losses. He said as national flag carrier it was expected of the 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 called for continued efforts to revamp the PIA. Secretary Aviation Division Muhammad Irfan Elahi, Secretary Finance Dr Waqar Masood Khan and senior officials of the ministry of finance attended the meeting.