Pakistan

Officer of loss-stricken national airline lavishly expending on foreign tours

KARACHI: Officers of loss-stricken Pakistan International Airline (PIA) are observed to have been negligent towards their duties which have led the national flag-carrier towards destruction.

One such officer is in IT department, Azhar Nawaz, who has spent US$10,000 on his foreign tour of 24 days other than his monthly salary, Rs1.1 million. During these days condition of IT system has been witnessed to be pathetic.

Standing committee of National Assembly has taken notice of his absence and expressed annoyance over non-functioning of IT system and internet in PIA offices. The committee has also demanded inquiry into the matter and asked to send the officer a show-cause notice.

This should be noted that due to the huge financial loss PIA is facing every year, the airline is unable to pay millions of dollars of debt of Civil Aviation Authority, airports of different countries and fuel companies.

Several other PIA officers are reportedly on foreign tours further inflicting huge loss to the company.

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