KARACHI– UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry has offered Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) an aircraft for flights to Britain.
The offer was made by the UKPCCI’s Board of Directors during a meeting with PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik and senior officials at the airline’s Head Office.
The delegation of UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry was led by Waheed Ur Rehman, the General Secretary (UKPCCI).
Mr Mian Waheed said in line with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan to promote tourism and the concept of Naya Pakistan, the UK Chamber is keen to invest by way of providing an aircraft to PIA, the funds would be generated by the UKPCCI itself.
The selection of aircraft will be decided very soon. The UKPCCI delegation included Syed Siraj Ahmed, Mrs. Nawab Siraj, Mr. Gulzar Khan, and Mr. Hassan Ashraf.
Air Marshal Arshad Malik while appreciating the gesture of the UK Chamber said that the airline welcomes the initiatives of overseas Pakistani investors to strengthen the national flag carrier and to promote tourism in Pakistan.
He said PIA would provide feasibility and expertise to the UK Chamber for selection of aircraft and aircraft utilization. He assured them of full cooperation to materialize the acquisition of aircraft and its utilization to provide convenience and comfort to Pakistanis living in UK.
Later Chief Commercial Officer PIA Mr Ali Tahir Qasim and General Manager Brand Aamir Memon briefed the delegation about the airline business prospects of Pakistan- UK market.
A committee comprising officials from PIA and UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be formed to discuss the modalities of the operation.–PRESS RELEASE