STRIKE IMPACT PIA FLIGHTS FOR A SECOND DAY

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 10, 2011 17:31

STRIKE IMPACT PIA FLIGHTS FOR A SECOND DAY

Police charged protesters, including staff and passengers, during a second day of strikes against Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Pervez George, an official with Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority, said a number of people were beaten as police attempted to clear the terminal and restore order.

PIA grounded some 60 international and domestic flights at Jinnah airport and Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. The Islamabad airport was closed to passengers and PIA staff with police guarding all entrances and exits.

The protestors have demanded five fired pilots be reinstated, the resignation of managing director Pia Aijaz Haroon, and that a proposed code share agreement with Turkish Airlines be dropped.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 10, 2011 17:31
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