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November 22, 2019
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PIA workers protest: PM Nawaz issues directions to interior minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan directed federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar to take serious action against the protestation workers of national flag carrier, TheNewsTribe.com reported.  

PM Nawaz Sharif asked Chaudhry Nisar to adopt police of “no mercy” for PIA workers those are trying to damage the department through protests.

Earlier, Police used tear gas, baton charge and water canon to disperse the protesting employees of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) in Karachi outside the  Jinnah International Airport terminal on in Karachi.

A heavy contingent of police deputed at the Jinnah International Airport terminal to stop the protesters but police failed to disperse the protesters so far.

According to details, at least five people were injured during protest including three women.

On the other hand, Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid said “any employee taking part in the strike will lose his job as we have arranged alternate staff and pilots to run the airline.”

The strike will only damage the institution and the country, he added.

Rashid said the airline was suffering from a Rs30 billion deficit, adding, “we are trying to find the right investors for the airline.”