PM Imran gives PIA chief a week to submit airline’s restructuring plan

PIA chief asked to undertake the restructuring process in consultation with Adviser to PM on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Marshal Arshad Malik to expedite restructuring plan of the national flag carrier and to present to him a framework in a week’s time.

The prime minister asked him to undertake the restructuring in consultation with his Adviser on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain.

Air Marshal Arshad Malik briefed the premier regarding ongoing negotiations with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to ensure PIA flight operations for Europe. The CEO also briefed the PM Imran regarding the restructuring of PIA so as to make it a profitable and leading airline.

The premier emphasised that the government was pursuing an across-the-board reforms agenda to make institutions efficient and service-oriented.

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