PIA chairman resigns over death of employees

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

He announced this while talking to Dunya TV. “I have resigned from the post,” said the PIA chairman while in tears.

He expressed grief over the deaths of the PIA employees and lamented at the events which lead to their deaths. “My conscience doesn’t allow me to head the organisation anymore,” he said.

Jaffer said he was abandoning ship because the people were not willing to accept his advice anymore. The PIA chairman said that he has sent his resignation to the prime minister.

“Fearing the backlash of the protests I had repeatedly requested Joint Action Committee chief Sohail Baloch to resolve the matter through dialogue, but in vain,” Jaffer said.

He urged the protesting employees to hold dialogue with the government, “they will listen to your demands”.

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