PR No. 81 Islamabad

Reference to reports in a section of press regarding PIA recruiting 1000 new workers during the tenure of the present government, Spokesman PIA has clarified that there is no truth to such reports. In fact during this period the total number of employees has been reduced by 2403 due to retirement, dismissals and termination of contract etc.

However, 611 employees have been hired during this period which includes 507 technicians in Group IV, who had completed a three year apprenticeship at PIA Training Center, filling existing vacancies.

Clarifying further the airline Spokesman said that new recruitments have been kept at a bare minimum. This recruitment was required due to significant increase in the size of the fleet during the tenure of this government. All recruitments were done in a transparent manner, strictly adhering to merit and the previous practice of political appointees has been stopped.