Final 54 minutes of communication from Flight #MH370

  This is the last 54 minutes of cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. A transcript of conversations between the co-pilot and the control tower, and later with air traffic control, runs from the time the Boeing 777 airliner was taxiing on the runway to its last known position thousands of feet above the Gulf of Thailand. It includes communications when the plane is believed by investigators to have already been sabotaged and the last words of Fariq Abdul Hamid, the 27-year-old co-pilot: “All right, good night”. Last night analysts said the sequence of messages appeared to … Continue reading Final 54 minutes of communication from Flight #MH370

Should PIA be privatised?

 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the Ministry of Privatisation and Civil Aviation Division to initiate the process of privatisation of 26% shares of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The prime minister directed the management of the PIA to cut down on their losses in the short term in order to make the airline a viable entity for privatisation. Nawaz gave these directions while chairing a meeting on PIA at the Prime Minister’s Office. He also directed that the transaction be completed with transparency, adherence to all relevant codal formalities and guidelines of the superior courts, so that not only … Continue reading Should PIA be privatised?