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PPP submits notice against suspension of PIA flights to US

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 30, 2017 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
PPP submits notice against suspension of PIA flights to US

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has submitted an attention calling notice in the National Assembly over the suspension of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight operations to the United States of America, Samaa reported.

In the notice, PPP has stated that the 0.5 million Pakistanis will be directly affected by the suspension of the flight operations.

“The federal government has failed to transform PIA into a profitable state institution,” PPP stated.

It is also stated that the national airliner is touching new heights of financial losses.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to suspend its flight operations for the United States primarily because of financial issues.

Two PIA flights used to fly for New York via Manchester. However, the airliner used to face financial losses worth Rs. 2 billion while flying on this route.

PIA, with a fleet of 32 aircrafts, is still operating in 28 international airports.

Administration issues, over-employment and the poor maintenance of the aircrafts are causing problems for the state institutions for the past 12 years.

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