ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court has barred the government from proceeding with privatisation of the Pakistan International Airlines without its permission, Radio Pakistan has reported.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was hearing the suo motu case in Islamabad today regarding the national flag carrier's reported privatisation.
In response to a question, the attorney general Ashtar Ausaf Ali told the court that at present the government has no plans to privatise the national airline.
The AG also clarified that PIA has not sold its share of air routes to other airlines.
The hearing was then adjourned for two weeks.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan will also announce the judgment of cases involving interpretation or determination of the question of temporary or permanent bar to contest elections tomorrow.
The Court had reserved its verdict on 14th of February this year.