KARACHI: State-owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Tuesday appointed Aviation Secretary Muhammad Saqib Aziz as its new chairman with immediate effect.
“Secretary Aviation has been given the additional charge of PIA chairman after the government transferred former secretary aviation (PIA chairman) to the Establishment Division recently,” PIA spokesman Mashood Tajwar told.
The decision was taken by the airline’s board of directors at a meeting held at the PIA head office, a press statement said. The chairman’s position had been lying vacant for about a week after former chairman Ijaz Munir, who was also aviation secretary, was transferred to the Establishment Division as its secretary.
“Aziz holds vast experience of administration in the civil services of Pakistan. Before joining as aviation secretary, he served as Capital Administration and Development Division secretary,” the statement added.
The PIA board of directors consists of 10 members including finance secretary, aviation secretary and Economic Affairs Division secretary. The chief executive officer (CEO) has also been a board member.