09 Feb '11, 9am

PIA strike grounds flights: KARACHI : Strike action forced Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to ground or de...

PIA strike grounds flights: KARACHI : Strike action forced Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to ground or de...

KARACHI : Strike action forced Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to ground or delay flights on Wednesday, affecting thousands of passengers and heaping further woes on the state carrier. Staff are protesting against a proposed codesharing agreement with Turkish Airlines that would entail PIA relinquishing most of its routes to Europe and the United States, and against the suspension of five pilots on disciplinary grounds. On its website, PIA listed 13 scheduled flights as cancelled - although three of these were due to bad weather - and six as delayed, including one to London. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani delegated his defence minister to resolve the strike "urgently", calling for a negotiated agreement between staff and management "in the larger interest" of the national carrier, his office said. Five pilots were recently suspended and around 70 PIA employees for...

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