KARACHI: Pakistan International Airline (PIA), which is facing financial crunches, on Thursday announced to withdraw discounted rates for senior citizens and handicapped individuals.

The incumbent government also aimed at privatising the national flag carrier in order to arrest the increasing losses. The PIA administration also halted its flights to some international destinations due to the losses.

Earlier, senior citizens, who are either 65-years-old or above, were entitled to get the 20% discount on flights from and to UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. It also offered discounts for domestic flights in Economy, Economy Plus, and Business class.

PIA was offering 40 percent discount for disabled citizens and 20% discount for their attendant on flights from Bombay, Delhi, Dhaka, Kabul to Pakistan.