One Upside For The President Of Pakistan?


American pilots who brought the Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s latest VVIP jet, a “10-seat Learjet,” are now training their Pakistani brethren to fly the aircraft so that it can be put into service alongside the 13 other aircraft already serving the Pakistani president. Training the pilots for the $60 million jet is expected to last two months. The president’s present fleet includes an Airbus 310 (a gift by Qatar), a Gulfstream IV, a Cessna Citation Excel and a Citation V, a Learjet 35 and a 45XR, a Raytheon Hawker 400, a Falcon 20, a Cessna Conquest II, and four helicopters. Sources say two more aircraft, already approved by a former prime minister, may be added after elections.