Islamabad, March 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) administration has issued a notification regarding restructuring of the national airline to make PIA a profitable institution. The board of directors of PIA has given the approval of making national airline in accordance with the international models of air lines. PIA has issued a notification according to which chief officers are to head different departments of PIA in place of directors who will directly report to chief executive of PIA. According to the notification, these directives are to be implemented with immediate effect.
Following the models of successful air lines of all over the world, PIA Board of Directors has approved the notification of restructuring by agreeing that National Airlines must be stream lined on modern professional styles. It requires the appointment of PIA Chief Officer in place, appointment of Directors as heads of different areas, while adopting commercial trends of modern age.
As per the notification, Chief operating Officer, Chief Technical Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Officer / General Manager Safety and Quality Assurance and General Manager Procurement and Logistics chief executive will be the heads of their respective sectors who will report to Chief Executive Officer.
Meanwhile Prime Minister’s Adviser for Aviation and PIA Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan addressed a dinner of Directors of all sectors, general managers, Chief engineers, officials of the PALPA and office bearers of all other Professional unions. He hailed the implementation of the Board’s decisions and appreciated the cooperation of workers and professional organizations of PIA in this regard.
Addressing a ceremony, Advisor to Prime Minister, Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan has welcomed the implementation of PIA board decision. He said approval of the implementation of IT board and administrative reforms in this important national institution speaks volumes about the vision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif which is to make PIA a vibrant and working institution on the lines of commercialism and professionalism.
He hoped that a restructuring and overhauling of the national institution will steer it out of the financial crisis it faces and as well as flight operations will also be improved so that it may progress in future and that passengers are provided with best services. PIA approves to make profitable institution. He said that as a result of financial and administrative mismanagement of last several years, PIA was suffering deterioration.
However despite all these problems, government is adapting a practical approach instead of any extreme and unpleasant option to ensure that it should protect the interests of all stakeholders, as well as to safeguard restoration of greatness of this national institution. Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan said that the main objective of administrative reforms was to transform this airline into a successful airline according to the vision of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.
This vision will be realized by diligent, active and through the formation of responsible management and we want to transform PIA purely on commercial and professional basis. He hoped that due to restructuring the deficit of PIA , deterioration and crises will be tackled soon and by restructuring flights operations as well as safety, standards will be improved which will pave the path of PIA to become a profit earning organization once again.
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