Through the courtesy of your esteemed paper, I would like to draw the kind attention of PM and Defence Minister Gen. Abdul Qadir Baloch to the mismanagement in PIA services to Chitral. PIA started its service to Chitral in 1959 from Peshawar. The service reached its zenith in 2007 when there were 25 sorties a week. It also opened Islamabad-Chitral route during General Musharraf’ Government. The flights have been drastically reduced to only two per week. These are also cancelled due to weather sometimes. It is time that PML-N Govt. should restore PIA flights to Chitral as half million population is badly suffering due to the closure of Lawari top.

BASHIR HUSSAIN AZAD,

Chitral, February 2.