ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to move the head office of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from Karachi to the federal capital, and give the operational control of the Benazir Bhutto International Airport to the state airlines.
According to reports, the decision was made during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this month.
Sources informed that the Aviation Division being in Islamabad was the primary reason for moving the PIA head office. The final recommendations on the move will be presented by the end of July.
The meeting decided to appoint eight serving forces’ officers in the PIA, with four each from the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Airforce for three-year tenure. A summary has been sent on this regard.
Sources further add that representatives from the aviation division including DG CAA were not present during the meeting.
The meeting also decided to formulate a new aviation policy focused on achieving profitability for PIA. The final recommendations over the shifting of the office will be presented in late July.