Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Karachi to Lahore departing at 1500hrs on September 26, 2020, was different than its usual daily flights as Zafar Masud, one of the only two survivors of the tragic unfortunate air crash, travelled on this flight, showing his immense trust and confidence on the national flag carrier.
Zafar Masud, a well known and seasoned banker, currently serving as President and CEO of Bank Of Punjab preferred PIA again for his first air travel after the unfortunate incident, said a statement from the national airline.
He travelled on PIA flight PK 304 from Karachi to Lahore. At Jinnah International Airport, Zafar Masud was welcomed by PIA Chief Financial Officer Khalilullah Sheikh and Chief Technical Officer and Head of Engineering Amir Ali.
CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik travelled specially from Islamabad to receive the distinguished guest on the flight at Lahore. He welcomed him from the doorstep and pulled his wheelchair out.
Zafar Masud said he had a pleasant feeling while travelling PIA and it was one of the smoothest landings he has ever experienced. He commended the captain and the PIA team for extending love and hospitality. He said that he is part of PIA's reforms process and restructuring drive and would go all out to support the national airline.
CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik thanked Zafar Masud and expressed that PIA feels indebted by his support, patronage and confidence.
He said PIA will strive hard to meet his expectations and will overcome all the challenges to take it to the heights it deserves.