Pakistan Airways should set high service standards: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting on the aviation affairs here at the Prime Minister House on Thursday.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Secretary Aviation Irfan Elahi and other senior officials of the government.

The participants of the meeting gave a comprehensive presentation for steps being taken for creating a premier airline that should be a reflection of the past image of the national flag carrier internationally.

The meeting reviewed progress on bringing the premier airline Pakistan Airways at par with international airlines, a press release issued by the PM’s Media Office here said.

The prime minister directed the authorities concerned that the crew and staff of Pakistan Airways should be trained from best institutions and state-of-the-art services for passengers, not less than any international standards, must be ensured.

Except core business, rest of the services should be outsourced to meet the professional standards, he added.

The Prime Minister stressed that the airline should set high service standards in the world for being the face of the country.

There should be lean management structure for optimizing airlines’ efficiency and service delivery, and the emoluments structure should commensurate with the quality of human resource, the prime minister emphasized.