Pakistan

Six more flights cancelled amid PIA pilots strike

ISLAMABAD: Six more Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights were cancelled today in the wake of strike called by Pakistan Airlines Pilot Association as their negotiations with the government is yet to yield any result.

According to PIA spokesperson, the delegation of pilots association did not turn up for talks. The meeting was scheduled between pilots’ delegation and Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem at Aviation Division Islamabad.

An official of the Aviation Division said “we ready to discuss all the concerns raised by Palpa,” he said, adding Hajj operations should not be suspended at any cost.

Earlier in the day, licences of two pilots were suspended by the Civil Aviation Authority for violation of discipline. These pilots had refused to perform their duty under pressure from Palpa.

At least 51 flights have been cancelled during the last three days and several others have been delayed or re-routed thus affecting more than 5,000 passengers affected.

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