I would like to draw the kind attention of PM Nawaz Sharif and Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif towards the mismanagement in PIA services on Chitral route.
PIA started its service on Chitral route 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. In 2007 air freight for Peshawar was 2610 and the freight for Islamabad was 3120 only. In 2014, the ticket is sold at 7890 and 6780 respectively.
Despite that the numbers of sorties for Chitral have been reduced to only two sorties per week. These sorties are cancelled each week and practically there is no sortie at all.
This is high time that PML-N government should restore PIA flights for Chitral as half million population is badly suffering due to the closure of Lowari top.
Bashir Hussain Azad
Shahi Bazar Chitral