The headquarters of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been moved to Islamabad from Karachi. About half of the PIA employees were laid off during this process. Most of the people removed belonged to Sindh and Balochistan provinces. It is believed that this decision was taken due to political reasons.
Intelligence agency ISI is also believed to be behind this decision of the government. It is being said that the headquarters of the airlines were shifted and hundreds of officers and employees were fired to suppress the voice of protest.
In the process, 800 workers were shifted from Karachi to Islamabad. Out of these, many officials and employees who spoke Sindhi and Urdu languages considered it appropriate to take voluntary leave instead of going to Islamabad.
According to him, other conditions in Islamabad more expensive than Karachi were also not positive. So it was not right to go there. Earlier, retired Air Chief Marshal Arshad Malik, CEO of the government-backed PIA, had removed 900 employees for disciplinary action for various reasons.
These people were removed on charges of corruption, taking jobs on the basis of fake degrees, and other charges. Safar Anjum, the general secretary of the PIA Officers Association, claims that Air Marshal Malik and his immediate residents were shifted to Islamabad due to the accommodation and family being in Islamabad.
Safdar’s anti-employee moves have turned people against the Imran government. The government is becoming unpopular among the people. Parliament’s approval was necessary to move the PIA headquarters but this did not happen. Headquarters were transferred by a formal order of the government.