Minister of State for Climate Change, Ms. Zartaj Gul calls on CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik

Karachi, April 12, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister of State for Climate Change, Ms. Zartaj Gul called on CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik at PIA office. During the meeting the possibility of having flights for Dera Ghazi Khan and PIA performance including Covid scenario aviation constraints were discussed. CEO PIA assured the Minister for re-commencing flights to Dera Ghazi Khan, however, the present conditions were not conducive for full fledge flight operations due to lack of infrastructure facilities such as aircraft fuelling and condition of runway at Dera Ghazi Khan. He said that PIA could only operate limited flights under such conditions.

Zartaj Gul said that with Public Private Partnership and Business Community’s participation the infrastructure and facilities at the airport could be improved. She also suggested for having corporate packages for the Business Community and Chamber of Commerce, Dera Ghazi Khan.

CEO PIA said that even with travel constraints for Saudi Arabia, PIA will also look into the possibility of having twice a week flights to Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia from Dera Ghazi Khan. Minister of State of Climate Change, Ms. Zartaj Gul appreciated the efforts being made by CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik and airline’s officials for the betterment of the airline.

For more information, contact:
General Manager
Public Affairs
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
PIA Head Office Airport
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99043823
Fax: +92-21-34572225, +92-21-34570419
Cell: +92-322-7420707

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