ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The federal government desires to have two airlines to promote competition and provide better travelling facilities to the commuters, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad informed the Senate during question hour on Friday.

He said ‘Pakistan Airways’ has been registered with Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan but still its main features are being worked out. The Minister said there will be public shares in the new company in order to make it a profitable entity.

Responding to a query, Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said annually two tree plantation campaigns are conducted to enhance forest cover and make environment clean. He said paper mulberry trees are gradually being removed to free the capital territory from pollen allergy.

He told the house that Peshawar Mor Interchange costing five to six billion rupees will soon be completed. He said the construction of the interchange is part of Islamabad-Rawalpindi metro bus project.

Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said the educational institutions in the federal capital are being upgraded and revamped under the Prime Minister’s education reforms programme. Under the initiative, two hundred buses will also be given to the public sector schools.