Pakistan News: The protest by PIA employees’ joint action committee (JAC) continued for a third day on Wednesday as union members pressed the government to end its ‘agreement’ to give air routes to Turkish Airlines and to remove Managing Director Aijaz Haroon.
At the same time, the government also sprang into action and started talks with the JAC on Wednesday night, which ended without any visible progress and conflicting accounts from both sides.
The negotiations were held at the Rawal lounge of Benazir Bhutto Airport. Labour Minister Khurshid Ahmed Shah and Manzoor Ahmed represented the government, while Sohail Baloch, Kamran Chaudhry, Safdar Anjum, Shamim Akmal and Hadiatullah took part in the talks on behalf of the JAC.
Mr Shah and Mr Ahmed are part of a three-member committee set up by the government to talk to the protesters.