Pakistan Airways registered as PIA selloff becomes imminent

PIA splits into Pakistan Airways

According to recent news, government of Pakistan has registered a new organization Pakistan Airways as a ‘premium service subsidiary’ of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Secretary Privatisation Commission Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera last week confirmed the government’s intent to move ahead with privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Dawn reports. “Currently, … Read more

Government of Pakistan to split and sell PIA

Mohammad Zubair Umar

In a drive to sell national assets to payback IMF loans, PML-N led government of Pakistan is eager to sell Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the flagship national carrier, to a joint consortium of Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. According to Reuters, Pakistan Minister of State for Privatization Mohammad … Read more

Walking Dead, Living Betrayed

Zombies walking dead living betrayed

Long ago read somewhere that laughter’s and happiness have long ceased to exist in human affairs, except for those who have mastered the art of disguising their sorrows into smiles. This simply holds true for Pakistan, and its 180 million Pakistanis in 2011. It’s a known fact that one can … Read more

Rehmani Hajj Flight: Rehman Malik exploiting Holy Pilgrimage to benefit Friends and Family

Apparently, Senator Rehman Malik is a friend of friends, and love to make new friends. Every year he sends a special charter flight full of Hajjis, including family and friends. The good Senator believes in doing good deeds without publicity therefore the VIP Hajj package is totally hush-hush. However, news … Read more

The curious case of Cartons: From New York to Pakistan President House

Media today is abuzz with news of mysterious cartons dispatched from New York to Lahore, whose consignee is the “most-important” personality in President House. Incidentally, the cartons traveled through PIA PK 722 which was also boarded by Defense minister Ahmed Mukhtar after attending the strategic dialog in USA. According to … Read more