PIA flight operations restored

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After numerous strikes and closure of offices in a number of cities by the employees of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), who were protesting against the Airline’s proposed privatisation, flights are now operating as per schedule from all airports of the country.

Joint Director of Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday said that all the flights departed for their destinations on time.

PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said that flights PK-4232 from Islamabad to Abu Dhabi, PK-584 from Islamabad to Dera Ghazi Khan, PK-300 from Karachi to Islamabad and PK-755 from Islamabad to Riyadh left for their destinations. Similarly all flights from Peshawar departed for their destinations in the Middle East.

The spokesman said that 53 domestic and 66 international flights were scheduled on Tuesday. So far, the flight operations were normal at all airports, he said, and added that no flight had been cancelled. He expressed the hope that remaining scheduled flights would also depart on time.

He said that the government was handling the issue of PIA in positive way. He said those who were taking law into their hands would be dealt with sternly.