Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman Azam Saigol resigned from his post on Monday due to personal reasons, the national carrier’s spokesman confirmed.
The development comes as PIA is under pressure and scrutiny following the crash of PK-661 and speculation that the national carrier does not follow international safety procedures.
The government had appointed the noted industrialist and a member of the board of directors of Pakistan International Airlines as chairman of the national flag carrier in May 2016.
The position had been lying vacant since the previous chairman, Nasser Jaffer, resigned amid the controversy resulting from the countrywide strike by the airlines’ employees over the government’s reported privatisation plans.
The Oxford educated Mr Saigol is a well known industrialist of the country, and had a vast experience in handling big industrial concerns and corporations.
He had remained on PIA’s board of directors since 2013.
Courtesy : Dawn News