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PIA’s restructuring plan being finalized: Defense Minister

ISLAMABAD – Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has said that a restructuring plan for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is being finalized and that the plan is aimed at improving PIA’s efficiency and making the organization a profit-earning entity.
“We are planning restructuring of the whole organization in consultation with professionals. We will definitely come out with the programme within the next 15 to 20 days,” he revealed during the recent proceedings of the

Mukhtar Qureshi new GDA director general

GUJRANWALA – The provincial government has appointed Mukhtar Qureshi as Gujranwala Development Authority (GDA) director general (DG). The new DG has assumed the charge of his office while his predecessor Hakim Ali Doultana has been made an officer on special duty (OSD).
BESAKHI TO BE CELEBRATED ON APRIL 17: Besakhi festival will be celebrated in Eimanabad on April 17 in which thousands of Sikhs from all over world will participate. A delegation of Pakistan Sikh Gurudawara

Mukhtar supports PIA-Turkish airline joint ventures

ISLAMABAD – After changing its position many a time over the issue of selling of PIA’s routes to a Turkish airline, Minister for Defence Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar Wednesday defended the national airlines’ decision, advocating that through this deal, the PIA would be able to extend its routes from 40 to 140 each week.
“It is wrong to assume that we have our own routes. There are no specific routes for any airline. However, the PIA’s collaboration with the Turkish airline can help us

No plan to sell off PIA routes, says Mukhtar

ISLAMABAD – Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar has declared to the National Assembly that there is no plan to sell off PIA’s profitable routes to other country or airlines. Responding to a point of order raised by PML-N lawmaker Hanif Abbasi, he said no direct flights and profitable routes would be sold out to any other country and added that direct flights would continue for London and US.
“We intend to extend more facilities to the passengers and conduct further efforts to make the

16-year-old case closed – NAB exonerates Mukhtar citing lack of evidence

ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Rtd) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah on Wednesday approved closure of a sixteen-year old corruption inquiry against Defence Minister Ch Ahmed Mukhtar citing lack of ‘substantial evidence’.
He issued directives while chairing the NAB Executive Board meeting held here. The meeting approved cases for filing references against notables from Punjab and Balochistan including former minister and PPP leader Mir Baz Mohammad

PIA losses – Marvi to move privilege motion against Mukhtar

ISLAMABAD: PML-Q MNA Marvi Memon will table a privilege motion today (Monday) in the National Assembly Secretariat against Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar for misleading the House by giving wrong figures on the PIA losses.
“A report published by daily Pakistan Today on Saturday has reflected that the minister submitted false figures in his written reply to a question raised by MNA Sheikh Salahuddin about the PIA losses from during the first nine months from January to September

Figures don’t tally – Mukhtar misleads NA on PIA losses

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar on Friday attempted to mislead the National Assembly on the amount of losses incurred by the state-run PIA, saying the national carrier suffered losses worth Rs 10.9 million in the first nine months of the current year, while PIA’s third financial quarter report said the losses for the period were to the tune of Rs 11.7 billion.
The Pakistan International Airline report, uploaded on its website, contradicts the minister’s claim, as it

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