Govt to bring latest technology to PIA: PM’s Advisor

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan has said that government is committed to furnishing Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with the latest equipment to serve its customers in a befitting manner.

He said this while talking to International Air Transport Association (IATA) for Asia Pacific Regional Vice President Conrad Clifford who called on him at his office on Tuesday.

Both the sides discussed different avenues for mutual cooperation in the field of aviation including cargo improvement, human resource development, fuel conservation, fleet optimisation and safety measures in particular.

Mehtab apprised the Regional Vice President about the endeavours of the incumbent government for the betterment of aviation industry-specific the reforms to uplift the standards of the national carrier. He emphasised upon frequent interactions and close cooperation with IATA for the betterment of PIA.

Conrad Clifford appreciated the different reforms taken by the incumbent government and declared it as an unavoidable step. He further asserted that PIA is recuperating its position and we hope that it will sustain its status with dignity. In the meeting, different gaps in the technology sector and rooms for improvements in PIA were also identified and it was decided to extend support in different sectors in general and technology in particular for ensuring international standards.

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