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Minister lauds strategy adopted for Reko Diq case

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government had adopted an effective strategy to win the Reko Diq international arbitration, with the result that the country’s vital offshore...

PIA resumes flights for Bahawalpur

PIA resumes flights for Bahawalpur

BAHAWALPUR: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) resumed flights from Karachi to Bahawalpur and back after a year. The PIA had discontinued flights for the Bahawalpur airport in March 2020 after the breakout of Covid-19 across the country. According to PIA...

Forensic audit of PIA to be carried out

Forensic audit of PIA to be carried out

ISLAMABAD - The government on Wednesday has approved to carry out the forensic audit of the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Ltd (PIACL) through a well-reputed private sector firm after following PPRA rules. The decision of carrying out forensic audit was...

Cash Strapped PIA Fails to Pay VSS, Medical Dues

Cash Strapped PIA Fails to Pay VSS, Medical Dues

* Employees Lambast “Incompetent” Management* Salaries of Cockpit Crew slashed by 40% Regardless of tall claims made Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arshad Malik to revive Pakistan International Airline (PIA), there is no end to the woes of the national flag carrier....

PIA compensation

PIA compensation

I AM the father of Mirza Wahid Beg, who passed away in the Pakistan International Airline’s flight PK8303 crash. Recently, the Sindh governor held a press conference justifying the steps taken by PIA in terms of its interactions with the families of the victims....

PIA still flying low

PIA still flying low

The administration of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will finally begin making payments worth Rs9.6 billion to its employees under the Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) from next week – at least that’s what it is saying – but only after delaying this matter...

ICAO to conduct safety audit of CAA in July

ICAO to conduct safety audit of CAA in July

RAWALPINDI: A team of the International Civil Avia­tion Organisation (ICAO) will visit Pakistan to conduct its universal safety oversight audit of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in July. Sources said the team would arrive on July 5 and conduct the safety audit...

PIA won’t ground its 12 Boeing 777

PIA won’t ground its 12 Boeing 777

RAWALPINDI: Following Boeing company’s recommendation to suspend the use of 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney engines, the Pakistan Inter­national Airlines said it has 12 Boeing 777 planes in its fleet with General Electric engines which are considered to be the...

G-B region: PIA will enhance flight operations: CEO

ISLAMABAD: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Air Marshal Arshad Malik (retd) on Sunday agreed to enhance the flight operation and increase the facilities for business community and people of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) region for...

Experts’ team arrives today to devise viable model for PIA

RAWALPINDI: A delegation of foreign experts is arriving in Pakistan on Monday (today) on the invitation of Adviser to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain to work on a five-year corporate business plan for Pakistan International...

PIA to start paying retiring employees by 24th

PIA to start paying retiring employees by 24th

ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees who opted for a voluntary separation scheme (VSS) will get their full and final payments by next Wednesday, the national flag carrier’s management assured a delegation of employees on Friday. The PIA in...

PIA workers seek CJP’s help as protest over VSS dues intensifies

PIA workers seek CJP’s help as protest over VSS dues intensifies

KARACHI: A body of protesting employees of the Pakistan Inter­national Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday alleged that two former employees died of heart attack because they were under a lot of stress due to non-payment of their dues under the early retirement Voluntarily...

PIA’s Continuous Mistakes

After numerous scandals, Pakistan International Airlines was ordered to undergo major restructuring in order to fix what had become a massive loss-making institution. Part of that restructuring had been the voluntary separation scheme (VSS) for its employees, which...

PIA chief seeks more flights to Kabul

PIA chief seeks more flights to Kabul

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik reached Kabul on Tuesday on a one-day official visit. The PIA CEO requested Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority to allow increase in the airline’s flights to Kabul...

PIA fails to pay Voluntarily Separation Scheme dues to 1,924 employees

PIA fails to pay Voluntarily Separation Scheme dues to 1,924 employees

Workers urge management to pay monthly salaries until their dues are cleared • Govt red tape causes delay in release of funds to PIA KARACHI: The cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines has failed to pay retirement dues of around 2,000 employees who had opted...