It is sad that the PIA management did not raise the pension even though the government made the announcement. Subsequently, PIA employees are getting a meager amount as monthly pension that is insufficient to pay even one month’s utility bill of their homes. Recently, a delegation of PIA Retired Employees Association met with the new chairman of PIA Rao Qamar Suleman and drew his attention towards the chicken feed that they were getting. The employees were assured that their demands would be met but it remains to be seen if the decision is actually implemented. And even for that the credit goes to the dedicated retired PIA employees. One can only recall with sadness that the Airline was once regarded as one of the best in the world. On behalf of the PIAREA, I appeal to chairman, PIA to look into genuine problems and demands of retired employees by granting them a fair increase in pension.
Karachi, June 3.