Prime Minister accepts resignation of PIA chief

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister accepted resignation of Pakistan Airline Chief Nasir Jaffar, Aaj News reported.

Jaffar has rendered his resignation after two staff members of PIA were killed during a protest against privatization of the national carrier held on Tuesday.

“I take moral responsibility of the deaths,” Jaffer had said.

The PIA civil aviation secretary has been given the additional charge of chairman.

On Tuesday, as Rangers and police tried to control protesting PIA employees outside the national carrier’s headquarters, two employees were shot dead, and several injured.

PIA employees have boycotted duties as they fear job losses. Flight schedules suffer serious disturbance as employees have not reached offices.