ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday said that the government was fully prepared to support all efforts, aimed at improving Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) services.
Chairing a meeting held here to review performance of 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 PIA and also apprised him of its immediate financial requirements.
He said efforts are being made to minimize 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 that as national flag carrier, it was expected of 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 PIA.
Secretary Aviation Division, Muhammad Irfan Elahi, Secretary Finance, Dr. Waqar Masood Khan and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance attended the meeting.