PIA Employees Strike and Protest in Pakistan Against Privatization – Live Updates
Karachi (Breaking News / Tuesday, February 2, 2016) – Yesterday Government of Pakistan has extended the Essential Services Maintenance Act 1952 to PIA for 6 months. This Act bar PIA employees from establishing Trade union and organizing any strike in his company. In December 2015, GoP issued an act that transformed PIAC into a company. Today PIA workers all over Pakistan announced protest and stop of air services of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). JICPIA announced this strike.
Statistics of PIA
Total Working employees = 14778
Total Airplanes = 38
No. of employees on one flight = 390 (Highest number in the world)
Total Dept on PIA = 300 Billions Rupees
PIA Employees Protest rally in Karachi – 4 employees hurt 1 died
In Karachi protest turned in violent at Karachi Jinnah Airport Road.Water canon and aerial firing took placed from sindh police and rangers. numbers of employees and security official wounded. While protesters pelted stoned on the police men and rangers security jawan. Protectors disbursed after baton charges.Workers reached cargo office. Total 5 persons wounded. During operation one PIA employee Inayat raza has expired. He was Assistant Manager in Karachi PIA Office.
In morning all PIA flights operations was as per normal in all over Pakistan and the world. Flights were coming and going out in all airports. While in Lahore PIA Booking Office at Egerton Road was also remained open.
01:30 PM Chief Operating Officer Irfan Ismail Suspended
01:32 PM DIG (East) of Sindh Police Mr. Kamran Fazal said while talking to media “Who fired it is not yet known”.
01:55 PM Spokesperson of Ranger denied involvement on firing on PIA workers and Dawn News person.
02:15 PM Joint Action Committee Chairman Sohail Baloch Talked to TV Channels and Press in Karachi.
02:00 AM (February 3, 2016)
According to exclusive footage revealed by ARY News TV Channel, the firing was done from rear side of the PIA rally. While rangers was trying to stop the procession to enter in CAA/PIA building. Thus it is now more..evident that it was done by unknown persons.
02:30 AM – PIA Chairman Nasir Jaffir has tendered resignation to Prime Minster of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. He has told that Killing of PIA workers is “PIA Kay Khilaf Sazish”. He was appointed as a Chairman of PIA in October 2014. He remained on this seat for only one year and four months.