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Social Services

Reaching Out to Help IDPs

PIA is committed to extend a helping hand, to distressed communities of society, whenever needed. PIA believes in contributing for the betterment of society by, working for and learning from the experience of, setting unprecedented examples of cooperation and support.
In view of the disturbances in the northern part of the country, millions of people were constrained to leave their homes and dwell in camps set in peaceful areas. To address the suffering of these distressed persons including a large number of children needed both tangible and emotional support. At these crucial moment PIA risen to the needs of the nation and decided to activate its Emergency Response Centre for collecting Relief Goods for onward dispatch to the people in distress in an efficient and transparent manner.
Various individual contributors, institutions and welfare bodies from different parts of the world also availed this wonderful service from PIA. Collection centers were established in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad and more than 300,000 Kgs of relief goods were transported

Boy Scouts Association

The PIA Boy Scouts Association (PIA-BSA), a provincial segment of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association, is based on the value system of the Scout Promise and Law. The PBSA’s mission is to actively train and develop members through Youth Training Programs.
Scouting contributes to the education of young people and helps build a better world where individuals can play constructive roles in society. The PIA-BSA’s major contributions include providing Haj services at domestic and Saudi Arabian airports, engaging in activities with the Heritage Association of Pakistan, assisting special children at PIA’s Al-Shifa Trust, and participating in a number of health, cleanliness, literacy, tree plantation, drug prevention, and blood donation drives. The PIA-BSA has also started a cricket academy where thousands of youth have received cricket coaching from PIA’s renowned test and first-class cricketers. Following the earthquake tragedy of 8th October, 2005, the PIA-BSA immediately deployed contingents in Islamabad followed by scout deployments in Balakot, Garhi Habibullah, Muzaffarabad, and Bagh where relief goods were distributed and emergency services were rendered.

PIA Planetariums

Through a combination of projectors, optics, electronics, and precision engineering, PIA offers a range of cosmic experiences to the Pakistani people. The PIA Planetariums enable the viewing of virtual universes, replete with stars, planets, and nebulae and visitors throng the planetariums to look at astronomical phenomena such as eclipses, alien landscapes, planets, and the sun. PIA is the only airline in the world to have invested in an innovative and educational planetarium project that is open to the general public at affordable rates.

PIA Horticulture

Plants and trees provide habitat, shelter, food, materials and medicines to human beings and animals. Realizing the significance of a healthy and pollution-free environment, PIA set up a horticulture division in 1996. In addition to maintaining indoor and outdoor plants and trees, PIA Horticulture provides seasonal flowers for display in PIA’s offices and for a range of events, winning several awards and accolades at flower exhibitions across the country. To reduce pollution and contribute towards a greener Pakistan, PIA Horticulture actively participates in tree plantation campaigns during each spring and monsoon season.

Support for Non-Profit Organizations

As a responsible corporate citizen PIA has a special social commitment which it takes very seriously. PIA is engaged and actively supports various social projects.
As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, PIA fully sponsors Al-Shifa Trust, which provides relief and rehabilitation services to special children suffering from cerebral palsy and other motor disorders. Besides this, PIA has been providing help to charities and trusts.