ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar told the national assembly Wednesday that an understanding has been reached with the Opposition to form a Joint Parliamentary Committee to take up the issue of PIA.
He said the committee will allay the fears of PIA employees regarding restructuring of the airlines. It will also decide as to what strategy will be adopted about PIA.
Ishaq Dar said when the present Government took over, PIA was causing forty-two billion rupees loss annually. However, he said as a result of corrective measures taken by the Government the loss has lowered to 21 billion dollars. He said Airlines fleet has been enhanced to thirty-eight from eighteen during the two and half years.
Earlier, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad laid before the House the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Ordinance, 2015.