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One dead as PIA employees, LEAs clash at Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal

Security personnel baton-charged protesters at Jinnah Terminal Karachi. ─ DawnNews KARACHI: In a bid to disperse protesting Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees at Jinnah Terminal, security personnel resorted to baton-charging and using rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas shells on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for implementation of the Essential Services Act. Pakistan Airlines Cabin Crew Association ... Read More »

PIA employees, LEAs clash at Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal as union protests privatisation

Security personnel baton-charged protesters at Jinnah Terminal Karachi. ─ DawnNews KARACHI: In a bid to disperse protesting Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees at Jinnah Terminal, security personnel resorted to baton-charging and using rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas shells on Tuesday. Security personnel baton-charged protesters at Jinnah Terminal Karachi. ─ DawnNews A heavy contingent of Rangers and police personnel ... Read More »

PIA employees clash with LEAs at Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal

Security personnel baton-charged protesters at Jinnah Terminal Karachi. ─ DawnNews KARACHI: In a bid to disperse protesting Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees at Jinnah Terminal, security personnel resorted to baton-charging and using rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas shells on Tuesday. The PIA employees' Joint Action Committee (JAC) reiterated their resolve to strike Tuesday morning following what they termed ... Read More »

Police, protesting PIA employees clash at Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal

PIA flight operations at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, from 7am-9am. ─ karachiairport.com.pk KARACHI: Police officials on Tuesday resorted to using water cannons and tear gas shells to disperse protesting Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees at Jinnah Terminal on Tuesday, as members of the employees' Joint Action Committee (JAC) reiterated their resolve to strike following what they termed as the government's ... Read More »

Police use tear gas, water canon to disperse protesting PIA empoyees in Karachi

PIA flight operations at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, from 7am-9am. ─ karachiairport.com.pk KARACHI: Police officials are using water cannons and tear gas shelling to disperse protesting Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees at Karachi's Jinnah Terminal on Tuesday. Despite a strike call by PIA employees, flight operations are continuing "as scheduled", Civil Aviation officials earlier said. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) ... Read More »

Flight operations on despite PIA employees’ strike call: airport officials

ISLAMABAD: Despite a strike call by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees, flight operations are continuing "as scheduled", Civil Aviation officials said Tuesday. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of PIA employees reiterated their resolve to go on strike starting 7am but flight data at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport (JIA), Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) and Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport ... Read More »

London police removes Altaf Hussain’s bail conditions over lack of evidence

KARACHI: The London Metropolitan Police on Monday informed Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain that his bail conditions, in an ongoing money laundering probe, had been removed as there was insufficient evidence to bring a criminal charge against him. Altaf Hussain’s police bail was extended for a fifth time on Oct 5, 2015, since his June 3, 2014, arrest in ... Read More »

Money laundering case: London police cancels bail notice of MQM chief

KARACHI: The London's Metropolitan Police on Monday cancelled the bail notices of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and five other party members in the money laundering case, BBC Urdu reported on its website. According to details, the Metropolitan police released a statement on Monday stating that all the six accused have been informed regarding the decision. It, however, ... Read More »

PIA standoff: Govt ups the ante by banning union activity

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday enforced the Essential Service Act for six months, a move which bars protesting members of the Pakistan International Airlines from participating in any union activity. The aviation division had sent a summary to the prime minister which was approved today. Employees of the national carrier have threatened to go on strike from Tuesday, ... Read More »

The end of reconciliation?

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is said to have expressed concern over the Sindh Rangers’ handling of cases of corruption allegedly committed by politicians. In recent meetings, including Friday’s top-level meeting with the party’s senior leaders, the issue of the ongoing Rangers operation in Karachi and PPP’s concerns regarding the paramilitary force came under discussion, sources told Dawn. The government, ... Read More »