On February 19, the Pakistan government registered Pakistan Airways Limited (PAL) as an independent firm company an authorised capital of Rs100 billion. This company is parallel to the national flag carrier – the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIAC). There has been significant push back on the development of this new airline from certain cabinet ministers. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Privatisation Commission Chairman Mohammad Zubair have both opposed the creation of a new airline, saying it would not help to reduce the losses at PIA since the airline would take away its business. Instead, they have suggested the new company

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