RAWALPINDI: Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Saturday put to relaxation all rumours about privatisation of Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA), saying the federal government had no plan to promote it off.
He relatively stated 4 new plane can be added to the PIA fleet this yr.
Talking at a press convention at PTI Public Secretariat right here, the minister stated Pakistan aviation business was fortunate as its losses throughout pandemic have been a lot decrease than different nations the place, in accordance with Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation studies, the losses have been $400 billion.
Replying to a query, he blamed the earlier PML-N authorities for the damages New Islamabad Worldwide Airport suffered throughout a latest rain, when its false ceiling tumbled.
He stated the PML-N authorities had dedicated huge corruption within the mega undertaking and case had been referred to FIA, NAB and different companies for investigation.
Commenting on the Rawalpindi Ring Highway rip-off, he stated the matter was being referred to NAB for additional investigation and all these concerned within the scandal can be dropped at justice.
Replying to a different query, he stated Pakistan would by no means help turmoil in Afghanistan as peace within the war-ravaged nation was important to Pakistan for establishing its hyperlinks with Central Asia.
“This is the fruit of the powerful foreign policy and stance of Prime Minister Imran Khan that Pakistan will be the part of international delegations to hold peace talks with Taliban in Doha,” he stated.
He stated Pakistan would proceed to play its function for peace in Afghanistan.
Revealed in Daybreak, August 1st, 2021