(By Zahid Gishkor)The National Assembly passed on Wednesday the Local Government Body Bill, paving way for local elections in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
The Bill was moved by Minister of State for Interior Muhammad Balighur Rehman and has been passed by the Senate with amendments.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar confirmed that the government accepted all . . . → Read More: Local government bill passed in National Assembly
By Muhammad Yasir
18 directors, 40-45 general managers, 200 managers and their deputies are running an airline operating international and domestic flights with merely 15-17 aircraft
In light of one year extension to government by International Monetary Fund (IMF) for privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), a last-ditch effort to revive national flag carrier was . . . → Read More: Over burdened PIA needs a “hard reset”
LAHORE: The Emirates airline plans to file a suit over the damages caused to its reputation by the enforced diversion of its plane carrying Dr Tahirul Qadri on Monday.
Official sources told Dawn that the airline had told the Civil Aviation Authority that it had been upset by the diversion of its flight EK-612 Dubai-Islamabad . . . → Read More: It’s pay back time
Pakistan has embarked on an ambitious plan to privatize SOEs characterized by below par performance. The national flag carrier, PIA is just one of the 31 public enterprises that it aims to privatize. The issue is currently being debated on various media forums. While proponents of privatization argue that it is the best available option . . . → Read More: Don’t trash the idea of privatization
This is a true narration of facts. I went to the PIA website to make reservations for a flight from London to Lahore. The website indicated that only two seats were available in Business Class on the flight. I quickly asked my travel agent to make the reservations. He did so. Once the flight departed . . . → Read More: PIA and Airports
By Kalbe Ali
The central bank has reported to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that former defence minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar had obtained loans worth more than Rs4.6 billion from banks in the name of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
But it appears that SBP has ignored the fact that the PIA is under the . . . → Read More: Chd Mukhtar’s Rs4.6 billion loan in PIA’s name exposed
Is third time really a charm in Pakistani politics?
Democracy has been a tough challenge for Pakistan. In its 65 years of history, the democratic process has been hijacked four times by military coups. When elected governments did manage to acquire power, they failed to complete their term. This time was different. This time a . . . → Read More: Gauging PPP’s 5 year performance
The Bhoja air crash was yet another crash in Pakistan’s history. Yet again we saw the deaths of innocent lives. Yet again we saw looting at the site of the crash. Yet again we saw politicians making this an opportunity to point fingers to the CAA, the airline, the government and their political rivals. But . . . → Read More: Fasten your seatbelts