Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday chaired a high level meeting discussing the proposed plan of action regarding selection of a strategic partner for PIA.

Chairman Privatization Commission, Muhammad Zubair and Financial Advisors briefed the Finance Minister about the process and presented their roadmap in this regard. The minister after receiving detailed briefing, put forth the guidelines for undertaking the proposed roadmap.

The minister said the aim of this whole exercise was to improve PIA's services with a view to benefitting the people at large. He said that complete transparency should be ensured in the process for selection of strategic partner and interest of the employees accorded top priority.

The minister added the government had the desire that PIA could regain its past glory and become the national flag carrier in real sense of the word. Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and PIA attended the meeting.