November 08, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Dunya Media Group looks set to fly high now that its owner and CEO Mian Amir Mehmood has got approval for a license to run a charter airline service.
The federal cabinet approved a charter license Class II (domestic) for his Liberty Air Limited on Thursday.
Those in the know say the service will focus on smaller cities in Pakistan, and that more licenses are likely to be granted to others.
The media group’s television Dunya News has been in the news lately for laying off staff and slapping pay cuts.
On Thursday journalists in Lahore protested in front of the channel’s offices against the layoffs and salary reductions.
Their talks late last month with Mian Amir in a bid to resolve the issue did not yield results after the CEO did not honor his promise to reinstate staffers.
Getting a license for an airline is now not likely to go down well with the employees and the protesting journalists.
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