OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - PIA Managing Director Captain Nadeem Khan Yousafzai has said that PIA is making history in delivering its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) by launching Adopt a Child Programme thus becoming the first airline in the world with such kind of charity vision. He expressed these views while meeting the under privileged deprived children of 'Make a Wish Foundation Pakistan. In a ceremony jointly organised by Make A Wish Foundation Pakistan and PIA, Capt Nadeem Khan Yousafzai gave free air tickets to four children who showed air travel as their biggest and unfulfilled dream. One of them desired to become a pilot and his wish came true when Capt Yousafzai decorated him with PIAs coveted flying wing. He also distributed gifts among them. Chairman of MAWF Ishtiaq Baig, Director Flight Operations Capt Ilyas Malik, Chief Pilot Corporate Safety Capt Adnan Malik and other officials were present at the occasion to cajole the needy children. While addressing the ceremony Captain Yousafzai said that to become pilot was his biggest dream also and therefore he wants the childs wish must be fulfilled too. Being a welfare-oriented person himself he announced the Adopt a Child Programme for the needy children countrywide through which pilots of national airline will contribute at least Rs 5000 per child. To keep in line with Presidents directives we have decided to form PIA Foundation which is in the final stages of formation and its launch will be announced shortly upon completion of all legal and financial obligations, said Capt Yousazai. He said that we have already formed PIA Industrial Home, a cottage industry project where families of lower grades workers earn to make their livings. Commenting upon his performance since he took over the national carrier as its chief he said that very soon PIA will be out of the crisis and will become a profitable entity. The revenues of last four months have been unprecedented in the history of PIA. All our due installments are being paid on time. Our credit rating has improved and there is no incident of default of any type against us. The financial institutions and oil companies have increased our credit lines which show their trust on us and reflecting our ability to pay our dues on time. During last four months payment of salaries to employees is very much on time too rather have been paid before due date, he said. We have also re-launched Air Safari service which will improve our image worldwide and also help in promoting tourism in the country. We have submitted a comprehensive business plan to the government in which demands of new aircrafts and opening of new routes, exploration of new niches etc have been included. We hope that government will give due consideration to our proposals and extend its help in making our plans a success, he said.