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  • CM Sindh says centre’s reservation over seminaries ban will be removed

    KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said the provincial government will address the reservations expressed by the Ministry of Interior over Sindh’s request to ban 94 seminaries under the anti-terrorism law...

    “We’ll remove the reservations expressed by the MoI by giving complete information regarding the seminaries to recommend the federal government to enlist them in the first schedule,” said Mr Shah while speaking to reporters...
  • PPP expresses reservation over hike in interest rates

    ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the Senate Sherry Rehman has expressed reservations over the State Bank’s decision to increase the interest rate to 12...

    According to him, in one of the many prior actions to qualify for the IMF loan the Fund has called upon Pakistan to get commitments from China, the UAE and Saudi Arabia that they would roll over their credit lines by extending their loans which are...

  • PPP will resist move to privatise PIA, Pakistan Steel: Bilawal

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday pledged to accomplish the mission of making Pakistan a welfare state and announced that he would resist all moves aimed at privatising Pakistan Steel and Pakistan International Airline...

    In his 30-minute speech, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said Pakistan needed a new approach, courage and enthusiasm which only the youth could provide...

  • PM Nawaz inaugurates PIA Premier on Pakistan's 70th Independence Day

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday inaugurated PIA Premier, the luxury air service of Pakistan International Airlines, giving a major facelift to the national flag carrier...

    The prime minister saw off passengers for the inaugural flight PK-785 to London at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport - an event which coincided with Pakistan's 70th Independence Day...

  • PIA, Pakistan Steel divestment delayed beyond this fiscal year

    ISLAMABAD: The transactions of state-owned entities, including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), under the privatisation programme have been deferred beyond this fiscal year...

    The divestment of 26 per cent government stake in PIA and the strategic asset sales of PSM became highly politicised, dashing hopes for the privatisation of power distribution companies (Discos)...

  • Dedicated PIA aircraft to carry PM, camp office back to Pakistan

    RAWALPINDI: A dedicated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has been deputed to transport Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his London camp office back to Pakistan, PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said on Friday...

    "Now that the PM has recovered after his surgery and is allowed to travel, the whole camp office has to be shifted back to Pakistan...

  • Pakistan Steel, PIA, OGDCL to be privatised by June

    In addition to Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), the government has decided to complete the transactions of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) by June this year, Mr Zubair said...

    A delegation of an Iranian company recently visited Pakistan to explore possibilities for making investment in the mill...

  • PIA clinch All-Pakistan Shama Challenge Football Cup crown

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) clinched the All-Pakistan Shama Challenge Football Cup title after a 2-0 win over Pakistan Air Force in the final at the Qayyum Sports Complex on Thursday...

    Shakir Lashari and Shazeb scored a goal in each half as PIA overcame PAF in an enthralling match...

  • Govt plans to bulldoze PIA bill in joint session of parliament

    ISLAMABAD: Criticism from opposition parties notwithstanding, the government has decided to use its majority in the National Assembly for the passage of a controversial bill, which will turn Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into a public limited company, by a joint session of the two houses of parliament...

    According to National Assembly’s agenda for Monday, the government will present a motion before the house asking that the...

  • Govt urged to appoint qualified people to run PIA

    KARACHI: Criticising the alleged mismanagement in the Pakistan International Airlines, a pilots’ body on Monday urged the authorities to appoint qualified and experienced people to run the national flag carrier...

    Speaking at a press conference, Amir Hashmi, the president of the Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (Palpa), said that the PIA itself claimed on April 24 that it was facing a shortage of 28 captains on Boeing-777...

  • PIA gets first of five ATR72 aircraft

    KARACHI: The first of the five French built ATR72 aircraft, acquired by the Pakistan International Airlines, arrived at Karachi airport, said a statement on Sunday...

    The remaining four aircraft will join the PIA fleet by the end of next month, it added...

  • Paris airport imposes fine of 40,000 euros on PIA

    LAHORE: The Paris Airport Authority has imposed a fine of 40,000 euros on the Pakistan International Airlines for violating ‘curfew hours’ (at the airport)...

    The Paris Airport Authority has recently written a letter to the PIA asking it to pay 40,000 euros for violating the curfew hours (between 12 mid night to 6am at the airport) in last September by its Lahore-Paris flight...

  • PIA workers observe countrywide strike

    EMPLOYEES of the Pakistan International Airli­nes observed a countrywide strike on Tuesday against the proposed privatisation of the national flag carrier...

    The employees kept the PIA offices closed throughout the day, but the management insisted that the flight operations remained unaffected and no revenue losses were incurred...

  • Senate committee dissatisfied over PIA briefing

    ISLAMABAD: Members of a Senate’s special committee on Tuesday took notice of the absence of the PIA chairman and other senior officials in a meeting called for a briefing on the performance of the national flag carrier...

    They expressed dissatisfaction over the briefing given by some PIA officials...

  • PIA Whites face Wapda

    LAHORE: PIA Whites and Wapda reached the final of the 10th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament at the Dring Stadium in Bahawalpur on Monday...

    PIA Whites derailed Railways 4-0 in the first semi-final while Wapda outclassed Asia Ghee Mills 5-1 in the second last-four clash...

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