Chairman PIA Rao Qamar assures PIA staff of pay raise
Lahore (June 12, 2012) – Chairman PIA, Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Rao Qamar Suleman has said that he would shortly give good news to PIA employees regarding their pay raise and confirmation of daily wages.He was addressing the airlines employees before his departure for Karachi from Allama Iqbal International Airport on Monday.Rao listened to the employees and assured them about redressal of their problems and also sought their cooperation in boosting airline’s image. A PIA employee who was present in the meeting said that Chairman also talked of reorganisation and restructuring of PIA and asked the employees to be ready to pull the airlines from crisis into profit earning entity.
Rao Qamar Suleman said that Chairman told the employees that management was going to repair the old planes while three new planes were being obtained on lease basis. He said that it was short meeting and all the employees could not put their questions to Chairman while his flight was announced for Karachi. Spokesman of the airlines said that Chairman stressed reorganisation and restructuring of the airlines and that was the reason that he talked to the employees only to take them on board in this regard.Spokesman said that present management was not going to materialise agreement prepared by a former MD PIA. He said that new MD was of the view that all agreements and plans would be prepared and implemented in the best interest of airlines and masses.