National Assembly passes PIA privatization bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to convert Pakistan International Airlines into public limited company.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed moved the The Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Bill 2015 amid opposition uproar.

However, members of treasury benches didn’t respond to the opposition protest until the bill sailed through the House.

was not originally on the agenda for the day, and only the reports of two house committees on the PIA issue were to be discussed.

PPP’s Syed Naveed Qamar warned that if the government bulldozed the bill through the lower house, it would definitely be rejected in the Senate, where the PML-N does not have a majority.

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