Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) –  The Pakistan Airlines Pilots’ Association (PALPA) on Wednesday announced a conditional end to a protest strike that has caused cancellation of countless flights and millions of rupees in losses to national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).


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The decision was taken during a session of the Senate Standing Committee in Islamabad today.

Speaking to media PALPA president Amir Hashmi said: “We have decided that our go by the book call has been deferred for two days to eliminate the problems faced by passengers”.

During the session, the committee chairman Talha Mahmood ruled that all stakeholders including officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) meet in two days’ time to resolve the crisis.

The chairman also ordered that a report on resolution of the dispute be presented in the committee in its next session on Friday.

Meanwhile, PIA Chairman Nasir Jaffar thanked committee chairman Talha Mahmood for mediating between the two parites.

Over 80 flights scheduled by the Pakistani flag carrier were cancelled and over 5,000 passengers affected since Thursday when the pilots refused to work following a dispute over conditions.