THIS is apropos Akhtar Naqvi’s letter ‘PIA flight a mixed bag’ (Aug 13).
It is a pity that our airline has now been reduced to a success story of yore. Luckily their planes are still flying internationally, though with certain restrictions in some European countries.
I think the writer was fortunate to have boarded his return flight from Karachi, because elsewhere there could be an additional risk of the deadly dengue mosquitoes.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the authorities concerned some day come up with a claim, like our honourable railways minister, to give him just a fleet of 100 new Jumbo 747s to teach us how efficiently he can run the airline.
And there still remains, as yet another unexplored possibility, of a minister coming up with a theory that the stories about PIA are nothing more than ‘Indian, American and Israeli’ propaganda or a conspiracy against their ever-efficient government.
IJTABA ZAIDI Karachi