Stage set for PTI rally against PIA privatization

KARACHI: The stage is set for the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf rally against privatization of PIA. The party chief Imran Khan has reached the Karachi airport.

A large number of PIA employees have gathered at the airport to welcome him.

An Aaj News correspondent said that workers at the airport manhandled journalists. As a result journalists staged a protest at the airport.

Imran Khan prayed for the protesters including Inayat Raza who died during the PIA protest on Tuesday.

“Peaceful protest is every citizen’s right. If PIA workers feel their livelihoods are threatened they have every right to protest on the streets,” Khan said.

“Today it is workers, tomorrow it will be political workers they shoot,” he said.

He said that the government should explain to PIA workers why it wants the national carrier to be privatized.