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Resumption of PIA flight operations victory of principles: Rashid

Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid Wednesday said resumption of  Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) flight operation and end of its employees strike was the victory of principles.

Talking to media persons after attending a function at Pakistan Broadcasting Academy (PBA), he said that it was neither victory nor defeat of anybody and added that after end of government control PIA would fly high in the sky.

The minister said that the PML-N fully supported the reformational policies of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and hoped that PTI Chairman Imran Khan would not try to get political mileage from federal government’s plans to reform various institutions running in losses.

He said that leader of PIA Employees Joint Action Committee, Sohail Baloch admitted that the Prime Minister had assured him and his colleagues that the number of PIA aircraft would be increased to 80 and no employee would be dismissed from service, and there would be no cut in their perks and benefits.

Rashid said in such a situation there was no reason to observe strike and they should now move forward.

He said that all the political parties had pledged in their manifestos, before general election 2013, to reform and reconstruct public sector organizations running in losses, but now they were opposing it.

He cited the example of banking sector which after coming out of government’s control had not only improved its services and working environment but was also earning profit and paying taxes.



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  1. neutral said:

    Not quite Mr Rashid. The problem is yet to be solved. The JAC has asked a period of six months to improve – which they were asking even before start of the strike – and let us see how much they can improve ? The next six months are crusial for both sides. We all want to see a profit earning National Airline with dignity and good reputation ( which at present is in bad shape).

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