Palpa calls off strike for two days

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (Palpa) on Wednesday called off its strike for two days after interruption by Senate’s standing committee, ARY News reported.

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A meeting of the Senate body reviewed the situation arising from a row between administration of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and the pilots.

After interruption by the committee, Palpa called off the ongoing strike for two days.

Senator Talha Mehmood said both sides have been given two days’ time to resolve the issue, adding that the nation has no fault in this matter.

He said that justified demands by pilots should also be met.

While commenting on the issue, Chairman PIA Nasir Jafar said for him the national interest was foremost.

The ongoing contention between Palpa and PIA management has resulted in cancellation of nearly a hundred flights in last six days, thus inflicting loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

The deadlock has brought miseries to passengers who are being overcharged by other airlines for local flights.

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Palpa calls off strike for two days

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