The Chairman, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Nasir Jaffer said it is our utmost effort not to delay Hajj flights despite strike of the pilots.

Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Saturday, he said efforts are being made to address the crisis.

The Chairman said the passengers are being informed about the status of their flights through the SMS.

PIA operated 95% flights on time

Meanwhile, the PIA spokesperson said the Airlines operated ninety five percent of its flights on time on Saturday.

A spokesperson of the national airline expressed the confidence that the pilots will reject the pressure of Pakistan Airline Pilots Association and will return to work.    

He said efforts are being made to avoid delay in the Hajj operation and bring back the injured pilgrims to the homeland at the earliest.

51 flights cancelled so far

In a statement a PIA spokesperson said the government is giving priority to smoothly  complete the post-hajj flight operation despite strike of pilots.   

The spokesperson said that the pilots of national flag carrier have been repeatedly asked to end unlawful strike.     

He said fifty one flights have been cancelled so far due to the strike by the pilots.

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