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PIA defies PM’s orders, offers President & family business class service

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) took the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan very lightly as it provided complete protocol to President Mamnoon Hussain and his relatives by accommodating them in business class, despite they had economy class tickets, ARY News reported. It turned out to be PIA's own officer who was involved in facilitating all protocols and allowing business class services to the relatives of the President in spite of them having economy class tickets of a round-trip to London, as per…

PM-designate Imran champions banishing ‘VIP Culture’

ISLAMABAD: After claiming victory in 2018 General Elections, PTI chief Imran Khan is standing by his words of eliminating VIP culture from the country. Imran Khan took an unprecedented decision, which can be termed as a promising one, to not avail any protocols after being elected as the new prime minister of Pakistan. “I will not take any protocols neither will let anyone have it,” he said while directing all of in-waiting federal and provincial ministers to take minimum protocol. PTI chairman assured that all…

FIA officials barred from giving VIP protocol at airports

KARACHI: In a bid to discourage VIP culture, the interior ministry has restrained Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from giving any VIP protocol or special treatment to government officers or other VIPs at airports across the country, ARY News reported. Director general immigration had written a letter, a copy of which is available with ARY News, to all FIA zones at airports, warning FIA officials with strict action for giving VIP protocol to any government officials or other VIPs. The shift in-charge will also have to…

Khan aims at 2019 to inaugurate Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital Karachi

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the third Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in the city. “We will try to inaugurate the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Karachi by December 29, 2019,” said Imran Khan while addressing a large gathering after the groundbreaking event. While recalling how economically deprived people with big hearts in Pakistan contributed for his cancer hospitals instead of the well-off segment of the society,…