The decision by the management of Pakistan International Airlines to lease two 747s from Hellenic Airways has caused a strange revolt amongst its employees. Last week, a joint action committee of employees told the management that they will not provide any service on the leased aircraft and will demand the management bring its own fleet into operation. This against a backdrop of PIA’s flight operations still facing difficulties maintaining flight punctuality due to a shortage of aircraft after some planes were grounded because there were not enough spare parts for their repairs. Rather than purchase more spare parts, however, the

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