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Asad Umar thinks PIA is a ‘black hole’

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 24, 2018 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
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Posted: Dec 24, 2018 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Passengers claim PIA is cancelling confirmed tickets

Finance Minister Asad Umar was at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport when people saw him and complained to him about the mismanagement of Pakistan International Airline.

In a viral video, Umar can be seen speaking to a PIA official on the phone. He mentioned the passengers' complaint that the airline is cancelling confirmed tickets. “This is what I told your air marshal [PIA CEO],” said Umar, adding that “I released Rs17billion last month and I told them I am sinking this into a black hole.”

For God's sake, get somebody senior here and tell somebody to deal with it, the federal minister asked the official to resolve the matter.
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      haroon lakhani  December 24, 2018 4:05 pm/ Reply

    PIA is white elephant and so should be dumped as soon as possible. We have many other white elephants like steel mill, railway, K electric, etc.

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      Aamir  December 24, 2018 6:14 pm/ Reply

    PIA need serious restructuring with right sizing, previous tried bur pti sympathized. Now they are also on the same pitch with PMLN… PIA has become a black hole like Pakistan Steel and few others…. Immediate first step right sizing.

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      Aamir  December 24, 2018 6:19 pm/ Reply

    Thanks Mr Asad, Atleast you now beleive otherwise last five years you were yelling against steps by previous government…… Restructure this damn organization including Pakistan Steel….. instead of dumping billions in black hole….

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      MUMTAZ HUSSAIN  December 25, 2018 7:10 am/ Reply

    PTI leaders are acting foolish about PIA. ONLY WAY OUT PRIVATISATION OF PIA WHAT NAWAZ PLANNED.
    17 BILLIONS ARE PEANUTS AGAINST 300 BILLIONS DEPT OF PIA

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      Khanzada Khan  December 25, 2018 8:21 am/ Reply

    Why is this Government not dis investing the PIA? Previous Governments had employed their kith and kin in PIA. Even the salaries of Dubai based personal guards of these politicians were paid by the PIA.

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      Shahid Chaudhry  December 26, 2018 11:23 am/ Reply

    Pia should stop giving free tickets to their workers and their families

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      Sohail Nazirb  December 26, 2018 12:47 pm/ Reply

    Pls ask Emirates to coach PIA management, as Emirates is succefull after sincere PIA staff trained Emirates staff . Appears PIA corruption overstuffing , no one is willing to take responsibility , Sure none of PIA staff. Have any face value. Unable to review their real face in mirror . In case if view they will be afraid from horrible face image. If they have any remaining shame .

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      Iqbal  December 26, 2018 1:01 pm/ Reply

    How this is going to help, to stand up pia if block them to staff entitlement.

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