NA opposition demands govt briefing on PIA issue

ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties in the National Assembly (NA) Thursday demanded the government to give a detailed briefing on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) issue, ARY News reported.

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Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah today presided a meeting of representatives from PTI, MQM, JI and PML-Q.

In his word with media after the meeting, Shah demanded government to take opposition parties in confidence on PIA issue.

“All parties in the Parliament seek strengthening and betterment of state entities,” he said. “However, the government should inform them about its strategy with regard to the national flag-carrier.”

He demanded the government to give a detailed briefing to opposition parties on PIA issue and inform about the steps it intends to take, before the joint session of the Parliament.

The opposition leader told that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had contacted him on Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Conversion Bill
and joint session of the Parliament.

He added that the finance minister was informed about opposition’s reservations and demands, and if the government fails to satisfy them, then the opposition will devise its own strategy in this regard.

PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the government had to face humiliation in the Senate for it did not take opposition in confidence on PIA bill.

Although, Tehreek-i-Insaf is against privatization, yet we want to know government plans with regard to national flag-carrier, he added.

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