ISLAMABAD: Defence minister Khawaja Asif has said government will not succumb to any political pressure , on PIA privatization process.

According to state run TV channel, Khawaja Asif said package worth billions of rupees is being given to PIA every month and government is selling off some shares of PIA through partnership, to make PIA a profit earning entity. This process is in supreme national interest too, he added.

He held that government would not give in to any political pressure for suspending the privatization process of PIA and no one will be allowed to fan this issue to take political mileage.

He underlined that PIA employees could not make government and the entire nation hostage through protest.