ISLAMABAD

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was briefed about efforts being undertaken to improve passenger and cargo services of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Saturday.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation, Shujaat Azeem and Secretary Aviation, Muhammad Ali Gardezi held a meeting with the finance minister. They informed the finance minister about the steps taken in the light of the new Aviation Policy to upgrade travel, cargo and other associated services of the national flag carrier to bring them in line with international standards.

The Advisor to Prime Minister also apprised the finance minister about strength of PIA’s existing fleet and need for induction of more aircrafts to enhance quality of air travel. He said it was his resolve and aim to turn aviation into an effective revenue earning sector of the economy.

The finance minister appreciated the active role being played by Shujaat Azim and his team for development of the aviation sector. He said it was the vision of the present government to restore PIA to the level where it could not only match but surpass its past glory. Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Aviation Division attended the meeting.