Govt-Palpa fail to find common grounds, talks will continue today


ISLAMABAD: Government fails to make talks with Pakistan Airlines Association of Pilots (Palpa) successful however, negotiations will continue on Monday.


The two sides held five-hour-long negotiations but the deadlock on the issue persists. Palpa president Amir Hashmi said that working agreement was talked about only with the government. He said that the association would announce next strategy if the government does not comply with the demands.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson Sher Ali Khan said that negotiations with Palpa were successful. He was hopeful that the next round would bring a breakthrough.

On the other hand, private companies have hiked tickets prices by at least 100 percent taking advantage of the situation. One-side journey between Karachi and Islamabad is costing at least Rs 27,000 whereas private airlines are charging Rs 24,000 from Karachi to Lahore.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has bore losses worth crores in five days of pilots’ strike. The strike was called by pilots association after CAA revoked licenses fof two pilots in the last week.