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PALPA denies to hold talks with PIA

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (PALPA) on Saturday has refused to hold talks with management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

According to details, ongoing dispute between pilots and national flag carrier has shaped up into more bad condition while Prime Minister’s advisor on aviation Shujaat Azeem had called management of PIA and PALPA representatives in Islamabad in a bid to end dispute.

Due to severe dispute between parties, passengers are facing immense problems as so far 51 flights of national flag carrier were cancelled as a result of the dispute.

According to the spokesman of PIA, two more flights – Karachi to Lahore and Lahore to Quetta – were cancelled after two more pilots refused to operate flights on pressure of PALPA.

He said that “Cancellation of flights has affected 5,500 passengers,” and further more PALPA has been requested repeatedly to end its “illegal strike”.