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ISLAMABAD (APS) – Some 60 flights scheduled by the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have been cancelled in four days after pilots refused to work following a dispute over conditions, an airline spokesman said Saturday.

“Due to pressure from PALPA (Pakistan Airline Pilots  Association) so far 60  flights have been cancelled and it has affected 8000 passengers since Thursday.

The row started after the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority suspended the licences of two pilots for one and two years respectively for “unlawfully operating flight without permission.

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“In the guise of their personal agenda, PALPA leadership is blackmailing the management to agree to unjust promotions and unjustified benefits for PALPA executives.

PALPA vice president Sadiq Rehman denied that pilots were exercising a “go slow” or observing a strike, but they were not taking on extra work and this is why the flights were cancelled.

“We are not on a strike or go slow and only following the agreement with the management,” Rehman told media.

“Our main issue is that the management is asking one man to do the job of two, and get the salary of one and a half men. We want this to end,” Rehman said.

He added that the association was ready for negotiations.

The state-owned PIA has a fleet of 41 aircraft which include Boeing 777, Airbus A320 and ATR, and 436 active pilots.

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