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PIA Airbus A-310 still in custody of sacked CEO, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: The former acting chief executive officer (CEO) of Pakistan International Airline (PIA), Bernd Hildenbrand had taken a plane of national flag carrier to Germany while leaving Pakistan, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad told the Senate today.

His remarks came after Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) raised the issue and said that he had learned that a Boeing plane of PIA had gone missing.

Replying to his comments, Ahmad said: “We have also formed a committee to probe the matter but it has not found any clue so far.”

Meanwhile, PIA Spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar clarified that the plane was not a Boeing plane, but was an Airbus-A-310.

“It’s not missing. It’s in Germany,” he said.

The spokesperson also asserted that the plane had already completed its flying hours and was no longer airworthy.

“It’s a 30-year-old aircraft and had already been grounded,” he told the Upper House of the Parliament.


ISPR opens Army Museum Lahore for general public on the occasion of Quaid’s 69th death anniversary

LAHORE: Army Museum Lahore has been established and opened for general public from today, said a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

“Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had inaugurated new Army Museum in Lahore a few days back showing the history and culture of Pakistan,” the statement added.

The Army Museum Lahore Garrison depicts the history and heritage of the Pakistan Movement titled “Rebirth of a Nation.’

There are enclosures for Quaid-e-Azam and armed forces, Pakistan’s war history including the fight against terrorism, martyrs’ corner, Nishan-e-Haider gallery, life at highest battlefield in Siachen, Kashmir corner, Pakistan’s contributions in United Nations, and other nation building efforts and tribute to sacrifices of minorities titled the white of the flag.

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Dr. Rasool Cyan joins PIA as its full-time CEO

KARACHI: Dr. Musharraf Rasool Cyan, a 57-year-old former bureaucrat with an experience of more than 26 years in public sector management, has formally joined the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

“He is the first CEO after PIAC’s conversion into a public limited company in December 2016,” a press statement from the airlines said.

The former CEO of the airline, Bernd Hildenbrand, a German national, was sacked earlier this year on charges of corruption.

Dr. Cyan is a Ph.D. in economics from Georgia and stood first in the nationwide competitive exam for Civil Service of Pakistan and received prestigious gold medals in management courses in the Civil Service Academy.

He has also been trained in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle University, Florida, USA.

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PAF to put up the biggest Air Show in country’s history on 14th August!


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force is all set to present the biggest air show in the country’s history tomorrow on the occasion of 70th National Day.

Celebrated Solo Turk, the Turkish Air Force’s aerobatic team (consisting of Captains Erhan Gunar & Serdar Dogan) and Royal Saudi Air Force’s Saudi Hawks  are also scheduled to take part in aerial display.

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