Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is a leading national institution which has been playing a major role in promoting sports and youth development in the country. PIA’s role in promoting sports activities has been vital as it supports almost all major sports played in the country, such as cricket, squash, hockey, table tennis, badminton and tennis. With a dedicated sports division, the national carrier has been a leading employer, offering jobs to a large number of talented athletes from different sports. It has provided our youth with abundant opportunities to hone and display their sporting abilities at local and international levels. It has also become the number one choice for the local youth who want to make their mark in various sports.
Besides granting employment, PIA organises and sponsors a number of sports events and tournaments held throughout the country on a regular basis. Pakistan’s sports history would be incomplete without acknowledging PIA’s significant and remarkable role in this field.
Syed Nadeem Akhtar
Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2015.
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