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PIA chairman resigns over death of employees

Employees of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) chant slogans as they march towards the Jinnah International Airport during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Employees of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) chant slogans as they march towards the Jinnah International Airport during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Karachi: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman Nasser Jaffer has announced his resignation from the post following the death of two PIA employees during a clash with security personnel in Karachi on Tuesday.

He expressed grief over the deaths of the PIA employees and lamented over the events which lead to their deaths and said his conscience doesn’t allow him to head the organisation anymore, reports the Dawn.

The PIA chairman said that he has sent his resignation to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Jaffer urged the protesting employees to hold dialogue with the government and said they will listen to your demands.

Sharif accused PIA workers of politicising the privatisation issue by resorting to strikes, adding that such acts were costing PIA Rs100 million per day.(ANI)

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