Karachi: Air Chief Marshal (R) Rao Qamar Suleman took over as Managing Director PIA at the PIA Head Office here on Thursday 29 March 2012.
Addressing the Senior Officers at the Board Room, he emphasized on the PIA officials that he would be joining the family of PIA workforce and would be working as a team to take PIA to a position where it belongs.
At the outset, Rao Qamar said “I would like to mention and dispel the misgivings that I would be joining PIA with a team of 30-40 members which is not correct and would be working with the available Human Resource in PIA with a few changes as the time and work may warrant”.
Earlier, the outgoing MD PIA, Mr. Nadeem Yousufzai welcomed Air Chief Marshal (R) Rao Qamar Suleman. Appreciating the leadership qualities of ACM (R) Rao Qamar, Nadeem Yousufzai said that the new MD would be a better administrator and Praying for his success asked the PIA officials to wholeheartedly work under his able guidance.
The incoming Managing Director Praised and thanked the outgoing Managing Director, Nadeem Khan Yousufzai. Rao Qamar said that he would be taking up one of the biggest and most important Corporation –PIA in the country as a challenge and understands the difficulties and challenges facing the organization but working with PIA professionals we will certainly achieve the objectives.
Rao Qamar appreciated and thanked the PIA Officials for the warm welcome given by them on his arrival.
Air Chief Marshal (R) Rao Qamar Suleman, belongs to Okara, got his initial training from PAF Public School, Sargodha where he belonged to the 17th entry (851 – Sabre House). Thereafter, he joined Pakistan Air Force Academy, Risalpur in 1972 and was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force as a fighter pilot on 1 June 1975 in the 59th GD(P) Course. He commanded the PAF from 18th March 2009 till March 18, 2012.–
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