18 new aircrafts added to PIA fleet, more to be inducted: officials

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18 new aircrafts added to PIA fleet, more to be inducted: officials

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that eighteen aircraft were added to the fleet of PIA over the last four years and the government plans to induct more planes on dry and wet lease.

Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat Javed Ikhlas told the house during question hour that the national flag carrier has also been rationalizing its route network under which loss making routes are being closed while additional flights are being introduced on viable routes.

He said the flights to USA have been closed by the PIA since November last year due to heavy losses on this route.

Parliamentary Secretary Nadeem Abbas told the house that the government is paying attention to the renovation of railway stations to providing better facilities to the passengers.

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said a PM grievance cell has been established to provide free of cost liver transplant to the patients at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says visa policy has been made transparent to promote tourism in the country.