Islamabad July 7 2023: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Thursday instructed the relevant authorities to bring forward appropriate legislation as soon as possible to ensure quick resumption of PIA flights to United States of America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK).
The minister was chairing a meeting on matters related to Civil Aviation Division (CAA) and Airport Security Force (ASF), according to press statement issued by finance ministry.
"PIA is suffering a revenue loss of more than PKR 70 billion due to ban on flights to UK, USA and Europe. We are trying to legislative changes in line with those of international practices in order to revive flights to Western coutries and we are hopeful of achieving this milestone in a month or two" says Finance Minister in an interview few days ago.
Earlier, the minister was briefed on the issues being faced by the aviation sector pertaining to regulation, service provision, and security functions.
The meeting discussed various legal solutions available and the necessary amendments required in the aviation laws/ordinances in order to enhance the capacity in aviation sector and to make it compatible with the international standards of aviation.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Aviation and Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique; Federal Minister for Commerce, Syed Naveed Qamar; Federal Minister for Law & Justice, Azam Nazir Tarar; SAPM on Finance, Tariq Bajwa, Secretaries Aviation, Law & Justice, DG ASF, DG CAA and senior officers from Finance and Aviation.