By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The PIA Chief has assured the PIA's retired employees
that their pension will be increased in near future'
This was disclosed by General Secretary PIA Retired Employees Association
(PIAREA) while addressing the General Body meeting of the association.
He informed the members of some of the PIAREA achievements gained after
a long struggle which included increase in PIA pension in 2013, free medical
facilities for disabled sons/daughters of Retirees, abolition of Federal Excise
Duty (FED) on free tickets to issued to Retirees, extension of medical facilities etc.
He said successful efforts were made against proposed privatization of PIA,
Earlier, he informed that no one will be appointed as Association's office-bearer
for whole of life in future whereas efforts while efforts will continue to seek more
facilities for retired employees..
At the meeting, presided over by Chairman, PIAREA Zulfikar Ali, the newly elected
unopposed office bearers of PIAREA, also took oath as office bearers.
On the occasion the General Body also approved the Annual Report unanimously.
and expressed their full cooperation in the PIAREA's struggle for restoration of their
The newly elected office bearers who took oath were;
Senior. Vice President: Chaudhry Muhammad Azam, Vice Presidents: Parvez Farid
Muhammad Aslam Malik, Mohammad Khan Sial, General Secretary: Syed Tahir
Hasan Chiefy. Organizing Secretary: Shaikh Abdul Majeed, Finance Secretary:
Rehman Khilji, Welfare Secretary: Nisar Ahmed and Joint Secretary: Muhammad Yousaf