Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) – Amid a crisis-like situation across the country, a murder case of two PIA employees has been registered against five government functionaries including federal ministers.

The case has been registered at the Airport Police Station on a complaint of PIA Joint Action Committee Chairman Sohail Baloch.

Pakistani employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) shout slogans as police use a water cannon on them during a protest near Karachi International Airport in Karachi on February 2, 2016. Two demonstrators were shot dead and several more were wounded at Karachi's international airport when clashes broke out between security forces and staff from the national airline protesting privatisation plans, officials said. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUM

Federal ministers Pervez Rashid, Mushahid Ullah Khan, Shujaat Azeem, Mama Maqsood and Brig (r) Asif have been nominated in the case filed under section 19/2016).

They have been accused of inciting violence leading to the deaths.

SSP Malir confirmed that a case has been registered against federal ministers and functionaries on the complaint of Baloch.

Earlier a local court had issued an order to register the first information report (FIR) of the incident.

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On February 02, two PIA workers were shot during a protest demonstration in Karachi against proposed privatisation of the national flag carrier.

The PIA workers who were killed in the protest included aircraft engineer Saleem Akbar and manager communication Inayat Raza.