Islamabad (April 11, 2018): The former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday has categorically denies any plan for privatization of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and vowed PIA will be restored rather privatization.
He expressed these views while meeting with PIA labour union Air League as the PIA situation and upcoming referendum were also discussed.
The PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, federal minister Mushahidullah, defence minister Khurram Dastgir, Pervez Rashid and State Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb were also present on the occasion.According to sources Nawaz Sharif assured the office bearers of Air League that government had plan to reinstate the PIA rather privatization, however he admitted that government could not implement its plan regarding PIA reinstatement as the huge deficit of PIA inherited from previous government.
“We minimize the PIA deficit after taking the government and raised the various steps for its restoration as PML-N wants to see PIA a strong institute and to get this purpose we will pave it on the path of success,” he said adding that PIA was the national asset and it will be make better.He directed the workers to make all out efforts to get success for Air League in upcoming election considering it as mini election.
“You must raise the slogan of sanctity of vote and hope Air League will get success,” he directed.