السلام عليكم

A lot has been happening behind the scenes lately and the Executive Committee would like to update the members.

  1. LATE DISBURSEMENT OF SALARIES:- It is being very conveniently claimed by the management that after a lot of efforts the Finance Department has manage to pay salaries and the delay is because of the financial constraints. By accepting this reason, are we willing to sit back and wait for our salaries till the mid of every month while the people sitting in the corridors of “POWER” get their fat pay cheque promptly by the 1st of every month. Another contradiction to the claim of so called “Financial Constraints” is the declaration of “First Quarter of 2015 has shown an operating profit of Rs. 2.83 billion”.
  2. OUTSTATION FOREIGN ALLOWANCE: – The management has twice given a schedule of payment for the outstanding foreign allowances, which never materialized. Now another whimsical statement has come through about the issuance of the outstanding allowances.
  3. SPREADING MIS-INFORMATION AMONGST THE MEMBERS:- To create disunity various elements are busy spreading misinformation to the members, citing the removal of Vice President PALPA from his B-777 transition, as the reason for withdrawal of waivers.
    The Honourable High Court of Sindh has allowed Capt. Sadiq Rehman to join B-777 transition training course with immediate effect as a part of an interim relief. This relief by the Honourable Court exposes the high handedness and victimization of Vice President PALPA by Flight Operations Department.
  4. ISSUANCE OF CONTRACTS:- What is most astonishing and hypocritical is that a Director who himself is occupying the office against PIA rules on LPR is working day and night to deny promotion of pilots by declaring their LPR as non productive, yet another ulterior motive to make grounds for the issuance of contract to the near and dear ones.

The above are ground realities, contrary to the tall, baseless and misleading claims by the Flight Operations Department. It is also evident that the Flight Operations Directorate has willfully decided “NOT” to honour the PALPA-PIAC Working Agreement 2011-2013 and has intentionally chosen a track which is leading to a conflict. It is also pertinent to mention that the Directorate has arbitrarily started to interpret various clauses of PALPA-PIAC Working Agreement 2011-2013 to their advantage.

The President and the Executive Committee greatly appreciates the show of support and is certain that the same will continue till the Almighty blesses us to achieve our justified goals.


Capt. Amir Hashmi