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Press Release, November 24, 2015

Karachi; November 24, 2015

PIA Chairman Nasser N S Jaffer appreciated the efforts of the airline employees for successfully completing their assigned task during Hajj Operation 2015 with 96 percent flight punctuality on departure and arrivals, PIA spokesman said here on Tuesday.

About 200 employees from various operational departments were posted during pre and post hajj operations to facilitate the over 55,800 passengers for the holy pilgrimage from Pakistan. Of these 46 staff and officers were awarded appreciation certificates for diligent duty by the Chairman PIA over a simple ceremony at the PIA Training Center.

While commending the employees for work done during Hajj-2015 both at domestic airports as well as at Jeddah and Madinah PIA Chairman said that similar zeal may continue in daily operations for the turnaround of the national flag carrier which “we may see sooner than later," He added.

The entire operations undertaken on priority by PIA management every year for two months for flying the pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on dedicated flights and bringing them was being supervised on daily basis by the Chief Hajj Coordinator Capt. Anwar Adil and Director Customer Services Mr. Khurram Mushtaq. Special Assistant to PM Mr. Shujaat Azeem also kept a close view of the Hajj Operation – 2015 to make it a big success.

The certificate distribution ceremony was also addressed by General Secretary Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) Capt. Sohail Ahmed; Society of Aircraft Engineers Pakistan (SAEP) representative Engineer Zakir Farooq and PIA Senior Staff Association (PSSA) Aqeel Ahmed Siddiqui.