Sindh

SA condemns PIA workers killing in Karachi, seeks inquiry

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly (SA) on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution that condemned killing of protesting PIA employees outside Karachi airport and demanded the government to constitute an inquiry commission to probe the incident, ARY News reported.

Sindh Minister for Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Nisar Khuhro tabled the motion pertaining to Tuesday’s incident at Karachi airport that left two protesting staffers of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) dead, while another employee later succumbed to wounds at a hospital.

Similar resolutions were tabled by MQM, PML-N and PTI in the assembly. The provincial assembly passed the resolution unanimously.

“This assembly condemns violence against PIA employees that claimed lives of three staffer and wounded several including journalists,” read the motion. “This house recommends the Sindh government to set up an inquiry commission after consultation with PIA workers association and to bring the culprits to justice at the earliest.”

Addressing the house on the motion, CM Qaim Ali Shah said the government has formed an inquiry committee comprising of a DIG and two SSPs to probe the incident and if the PIA joint action committee demands then a judicial commission can also be constituted.

He urged the federal government not to privatize the national flag carrier or else Peoples Party will stand by the poor and laborers.

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