By: Talat Mohsin
According to a media report, Pakistan International Airlines flew around 46 flights sans passengers in the year 2016-17. The airline suffered loss of about 180 million Pakistani rupees.
The figures were revealed via an audit report, a copy of which is present with Geo TV. The report also said that 36 additional flights for Hajj and Umrah routes also flew without passengers and no enquiry was launched despite the administration being informed of the matter.
The revelation has caused more tension to grow in the country, as the economy of the country is already in a state of havoc. The country also faces the threat of a blacklist from the Paris-based anti-money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Last month, the PIA had come in the news for laying off nearly 1000 surplus employees to reduce operational costs. This news will undoubtedly add a few more problems to their already overfilled bucket.