Shifting PIA central office from Karachi to Islamabad unconstitutional : Sherry Rehman

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (Online): PPP has said that shifting PIA central office from Karachi to Islamabad will be illegal.

In a statement issued here Thursday PPP leader Sherry Rehman has said federal government is shifting PIA central office from Karachi to Islamabad. Government had assured last year to the committee that no such decision has been taken.

She went on to say that Parliament approval is must for shifting PIA central office from Karachi to Islamabad. With parliament yes nod, shifting will be illegal and unconstitutional. Shifting of central office cannot be carried out at the behest of Prime Minister or CEO but it can take place only with the approval of parliament.

She claimed that government wants to hand over the department on contract by reducing the number of employees. Government should not consider every department its personal property.

She went on say PIA has been put on brink of destruction by giving wrong statements earlier. The incompetent government has no policy to run state institutions.

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