Two killed, seven injured during PIA protest


KARACHI: Two persons were killed and seven others injured as police and Rangers tried to disperse protesting PIA employees at the national carrier’s headquarters, Aaj News reported.

The injured which include a camera man, have been shifted to a hospital.

The dead include 45-year-old Inayat. The cause of death was a bullet, Edhi sources confirmed.

The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) East Police has told media that investigations are being carried out in the firing incident at the Karachi airport which injured at least seven protesting PIA workers.

“We have collected some empty bullet casings which will be used to determine who opened fire at the protesting workers as police were not allowed to open fire or beat up the workers,” DIG East Kamran said.

This is what Chairman Joint Action Committee has to say about the shooting:

Breaking Date: 02-02-2016Breaking Is Karachi :: Chairman Joint Action Commettee Sohail Baloch Ki Media Sy Cheet…………

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The protester decided to bring their dead colleague’s body to the headquarters before his burial.

Hundreds of PIA employees have gathered outside the headquarter since morning to register their protest.

The protesters chanted slogans against the government and expressed fears that they would become unemployed.

A reporter on the field said that as the protesters marched towards the gate of the headquarters police water cannoned them so that they disperse.

PIA employees have shut down all offices and boycotted sales and purchase of tickets. On February 2 (today) they had decided to boycott all flight operations.

However all flights by PIA are operated per schedule.

Meanwhile, the protesters pelted stones at the police.

The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf has taken notice of the protest and PTI parliamentarian Khurram Sher Zaman has submitted a resolution against the brutal treatment vetted out against journalists during the protest.

 Television banned in Islamabad offices
On the other hand work continued undisturbed at PIA offices in Islamabad. However, an Aaj News reporter confirmed that watching television was prohibited during office hours.

The reason was cited that the death of their colleague in Karachi would stir negative emotions among employees.

The decision was taken by Advisor Aviation Shujaat Nadeem when he visited the PIA offices.

Breaking Date: 02-02-2016Breaking IsIslamabad :: Islamabad Mai PIA Ky Daftar Mai TV Dekhny Per Pabandi Aaid Kar Di Gay………………… ( Reported By Ali Furqan )

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Prime Minister briefed about situation

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefed about the situation in Karachi. He thanked all the PIA employees who had boycotted the protest and reached their offices to work on Tuesday.

He instructed the interior ministry to not let citizens take the law in their hands. He also said that the government wanted to make PIA a profit-making entity.

The meeting took place before it was reported that a protester had lost his life.

Bilawal Bhutto stands with protesters

Meanwhile chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that stopping citizens from protesting is what dictators do. “I will always side with the labour class of Pakistan.”

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