Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is set to lay off 3,000 employees and sell its non-core assets to reduce its debt burden and restructure the airline. PIA debt stood at Rs360 billion (US$2.2 billion) as of June 30, 2018 – the latest publicly disclosed figures for the airline. PIA has been accused of being significantly overstaffed with about 15,000 employees for a fleet of 32 aircraft. The average percentage is about 150-200 employees per aircraft; PIA had a ratio of more than 480. During a hearing in the Supreme Court on PIA’s losses, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer Musharraf Rasool Cyan

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