British businessmen offer PIA aircraft for flights to UK



By Muhammad Luqman

UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UKPCCI) has offered PIA an aircraft for flights to various UK destinations.

“A committee comprising officials from PIA and UKPCC will be formed to discuss the modalities of the operation and to select the aircraft very soon,” UKPCCI President Amjad Khan and Secretary Mian Wahidur Rehman  told a news conference in eastern city of Lahore.

The chamber would also invest £140m in the government’s Naya Pakistan Housing Project and other segments of real estate while paying attention to the textile sector also.

UKPCCI office bearers said that the selected areas for investment, included the aviation, housing, education and health, tourist destinations in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, halal food restaurants chain, a food processing plant in Malir, Karachi, and Sialkot’s surgical and sports goods.

They said the chamber’s director, Syed Siraj Ahmad, would provide free-of-cost software to improve the PIA management. Under the initial negotiations, the administrative matters of the PIA plane, which the chamber wanted to operate, would rest with it and the PIA would handle its operations.


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