ISLAMABAD - Senate Committee on Rules of Procedures & Privileges has showed its concerns over the indifferent attitude of PIA as the latter had provided incomplete record of the business class passengers of one of its flights before the parliamentary body. The committee met at the Parliament House on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Senator Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi and brought into consideration the privilege motion submitted by Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan on the misbehaviour of an employee of PIA namely Arshad Mahmood at Islamabad Airport. It also discussed the privilege motion moved by Senator Muhammad Zahid Khan on the wrong reply given to Question No. 44 by the Minister of Defence in Senate Sitting held on 7th April, 2010. The Chairman apprised members and other participants of the background of the unfortunate incident and observed that PIA authorities should direct its staff to be courteous with MPs and other passengers. The Committee heard Arshad Mahmood in which he tendered his apology. The Committee accepted his apology and disposed off the matter. Senator Zahid Khan said that he asked question No. 44 from Federal Minster for Defence regarding the list of passengers, who travelled in business class in PIA flight from Hithero Airport (London) to Islamabad on the night of 21st November, 2009. He said the minister had replied that 32 passengers travelled in business class in that flight. However, the information was totally incorrect as the number of passengers travelling in business class in that flight was 35. The PIA employees themselves upgraded the class of the passengers and got money from them. The minister has provided the wrong information to the House due to which his privilege as well as the privilege of this august House has been breached, Senator Zahid added. In his reply, Managing Director (MD), PIA told that total 32 confirmed passengers had travelled in business class on PK 786 on 21st November, 2009. In addition, he said, there were two other passengers in business class and the class of one of them had been upgraded by the competent authority under the rules and one PIA staff was travelling as supernumerary Crew. The reply given by the Minister was not wrong, as all this record was available on computer, he said. The committee showed its dissatisfaction on this reply and said that in his record he was replying that total 34 persons were travelling in the business class but there were 35 persons so, PIA should clarify that who was the third person on board and who granted him the business class and asked if there was any authority of the staff which could change the class. In his reply MD, PIA described that only he had the authority to change the class and he would verify who was the passenger No. 35 because they had all the record. The Committee directed to make an inquiry about the persons involve in that matter and take notice, why the staff without authority changed the class, to avoid such kind of issues in future.