Call to include PIA in essential services list

July 8, 2013 Off By Web Desk

LAHORE: Business community on Monday said that the PIA should be included in the list of essential services and all sorts of unionism should be banned permanently.

They urged the govt. to shift head offices of all Public Sector Enterprises including PIA to Islamabad as it would help government monitor their performance to turn them into efficient institutions. They said that the condition of national flag carrier is pathetic and either the government should privatize it or some competent person should be made in charge to bring it back on track.

They said that the rampant corruption has pushed the Pakistan International Airlines to the wall. “Its sales offices have become more union offices than the sales offices.” LCCI former SVP Abdul Basit said that delays in flights takeoff and arrivals, misbehave with passengers and dirt/garbage everywhere and unhygienic food are some the features that are contributing to its downfall. He said that the only solution to these ills is shifting of the head offices of Public Sector Enterprises to Islamabad after purging it of corrupt, inefficient political appointees who are enjoying all perks at the cost of exchequer.