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Pak PM Sharif inaugurates PIA’s premier service

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane arrives at the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2, 2015. Employees of Pakistan's ailing national airline on December 15, 2015, walked out in protest over its planned privatisation, disrupting flights and undermining a central plank of reforms promised by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in return for an IMF bailout. Picture taken December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today inaugurated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s premier service at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.

Sharif was briefed about the planes acquired from Sri Lanka on wet lease, reports the Express Tribune.

The crew and staff of the service is said to have received training from the Sri Lankan experts.

Sharif saw off the passengers of the first flight of the service which departed for London.

Both heads of PIA and the Sri Lankan Airlines were also present on the occasion. (ANI)