Islamabad: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Syed Naveed Qamar said on Wednesday that PIA is planning to operate flights on Gilgit-Skurdu and Gilgit-Chitral route from the forth coming winter.
Speaking in National Assembly session during question hour the minister said that PIA is planning to start one weekly flight on Gilgit-Skardu and Skardu-Gilgit route in forthcoming winter schedule in the first phase. Gilgit-Chitral operation will be considered in the second phase.
He said the national airliner suffered a loss of Rs 5.8 billion during first quarter of the current year.
The Minister said currently there was no proposal under consideration to privatize PIA.