Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman, Air Marshal Arshad Malik, has directed the national flag carrier to stop playing music during flights.
He said that instead of music, Qaseeda Burda Shareef should be played from now onwards.
Prior to this order, soft music was played in the background when the passengers were boarding and getting off the plane.
Now, it will play Qaseeda Burda Shareef during all national and international flights. The airline has started playing the said ode as a trial run on flights from Islamabad to Lahore.
The national flag carrier will also solicit the passenger’s responses to the new rule to assess whether it should be extended to all the flights.
It is pertinent to mention here that a recitation for a safe journey (due-e-safar) is also recited before a flight begins.
The PIA chief has also announced that PIA will come up with a comprehensive business plan within three months to turn itself into a profit-generating entity.
He said that despite the availability of a few professionals, the airline is unable to perform well.