Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said representatives of PIA unions met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who gave them six months to cooperate in overcoming challenges facing the national flag carrier.
He said the representatives were told that the decision to find a strategic partner is being deferred for six months. The government would assess the situation during this period and then take a decision.
The Minister said patriotic employees of PIA were cooperating and flights were proceedings as per schedule. He asked what was justification for strike six months ahead of a development. He regretted that some political parties were exploiting the situation for their own ends.
To a question, he questioned what Imran Khan was aiming at by resorting to politics of agitation except creating difficulties for students, patients and workers