WATCH: Asad Umar reportedly grills senior PIA official over incompetent staff

Published: December 24, 2018
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SCREENGRAB Finance Minister Asad Umar. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Finance Minister Asad Umar was spotted at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi reportedly grilling a senior official of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) over the phone.

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In a video posted on Twitter, Umar appears to be speaking to a senior official in the national carrier’s management after he was approached by passengers complaining of PIA flight operations.

Umar reportedly complained about staff qualifications and directed the senior PIA official to provide an official to facilitate the passengers.

“Just last month I released Rs70 billion, but it seems I’m sinking it into a black hole,” Umar can be heard saying while on call.

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The finance minister hung up the phone after instructing the official on call to send an employee with some experience to “deal with the situation”.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • AJ
    Dec 24, 2018 - 11:12AM

    Glad that the ministers are not amplifying rather than silencing the voices of the masses.Recommend

  • Muhammad Waheed
    Dec 24, 2018 - 11:46AM

    Huge lot of employees are hired only on political basis so there is no question of expecting performance from those who are not qualified. It will need a massive surgery in all ranks of the organization to bring any improvement. one practical way is to define KPIs of each function on war footing and link job continuation with improvement in KPIs based on feedback by independent bodies.Recommend

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