62 flights cancelled in 4 days: PIA high-ups hold talks with PALPA

02:38 PM | 4 Oct, 2015
62 flights cancelled in 4 days: PIA high-ups hold talks with PALPA
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) -Talks between PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) senior officials and representatives of Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (PALPA) are being held in Islamabad today (Sunday) to resolve their issues.

The aviation authorities had summoned PIA Chairman Nasser Jaffer and representatives PALPA to discuss the crisis.

The issues to be discussed in the meeting include implementation of the PIA-PALPA agreement of 2011-13 and payment of pension and medical allowance, and air tickets for pilots.

Meanwhile, the flight operations of PIA are returning to normality as only two domestic flights were cancelled on Saturday (Oct 3).

The Civil Aviation Authority has also constituted a medical board to examine fourteen pilots who submitted sick leave two hours before their flights.

Tiff between PIA and Palpa has entered fourth day and has led to the cancellation of atleast 62 scheduled flights causing immense problems for the passengers.

The row started after the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority suspended the licences of two pilots for one and two years respectively for "unlawfully operating flight without permission.”

Palpa President Amir Hashmi has said that talks will be held on the demand however breakthrough will be made in case when guarantee will be given for the approval of demands.

On the other hand, raise in fare prices by private airline have further increased the troubles of passengers.

Besides this PIA continues to face loss of millions of rupees due to the accommodation of passengers in hotels.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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