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Editor: Mohammad Khan Sial
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Experience in PIA:*
Most of our colleagues have spent years in PIA -
the best time of their lives. By remembering the
memories of the past, I hereby request them to
share their interesting experience with other
Please write to us, we have created a separate
page for this purpose. Do not forget to attach
photograph. Retired as well as Serving employees
both may participate.
To start with, I am writing my own interesting
experience in PIA. Your comments for improvement
welcome. Thanks - Mohammad Khan Sial.
When ex-MD PIA M M Saleem acted to help!
BY: Raja Ghulam Jillani, Assistant Manager HR
(Retired), General Secretary, PIAREA
RWP / ISB <[email protected]>/<[email protected]
/ Cell: 03348504678
I joined PIA on 5th March, 1975 in Pay Group
III/ii and retired on 4.1.2009 in Pay Group
in HR. Following is one of my experiences that I
wanted to tell our readers.
I still remember that was Sunday and ex-M. M.
Saleem was our Managing Director, PIA.
As usual during summer vacation, there was heavy
rush on PIA flights particularly from
to Islamabad, therefore, Sublos (PIA employees)
were in trouble to get Boarding
as their total number reached to 300. When I
reached at airport almost
running from pillar to post to get the Boarding
Cards but in vain. The
was crying repeatedly that no Sublo should
travel the flight
fact almost 300
seats were available.
When I asked him about his refusal to accept
Sublos he, who was looking like my age
22 at that time, cried "I am the Incharge and
how you dare to ask me such
However, on my insistence, he told me that
around 300 passengers were
stranded at the
hotel but they were unable to reach as no
arrangement of their pick up
could be made
To save their wings to burn, he was continuously
meantime, I tried to contact some PIA Executive
for help despite offices were
Sunday - weekly off but to in vain. During my
struggle, all of a sudden, I
"M. M. Saleem" (ex-MD, PIA). May God bless him.
I told him the facts after introducing myself
and also contention of our Duty Officer. Did
know what happen? The worthy M. M. Saleem asked
me to call the Duty Officer and
him a heavy dose and then every Sublo was on
board except Mr. Jillani (myself). Nonetheless,
on the next flight, I also traveled to
June 10, 2012.
Sir, Camera for photographer not allowed..!!
By: Mohammad Khan Sial, Manager
Marketing, PIA (Rtd) <[email protected]>
During the tenure of Air Marshal (R) Mohammad
Azim Daudpota as Managing Director,
Chairman, PIA), I was working as PRO, PIA at
Head Office, Karachi Airport.
One day, I have received a telephone call from
some Engineer informing me that Air
Daudpota was visiting the Engineering complex
unscheduled to see Plasma
Unit that was
created by PIA engineers first time. They
requested me to send
photographer to take
to be released for press coverage later.
I along with our official photographer late
Nazar Mohammad rushed to Fokker Gate of
Engineering Complex (Opposite to PIA Head
Office, Karachi) that was near to Plasma
ASF staff on duty after checking my Apron Pass
allowed me to enter the area
Area of Engineering complex) but for
photographer, they said he
as he had
valid Apron Pass but he could not take camera
I tried to convince the ASF staff on duty that
on the Apron Pass of late Nazar, his
was clearly mentioned as "PIA Photographer"
whereas it was also mentioned
on the Pass in
bold words: "Valid for official duty only".
I told them the official job of PIA Photographer
was to take photos, therefore, he was
official duty so he might be allowed to enter
but they did not agree even after long
discussion. According to them, another Pass was
required for camera.
Therefore, we decided to use another entry point
so we again rushed to Ispahani Hanger
Gate that was away and we had to come back by
taking "U Turn" as Plasma Unit was
near the Fokker Gate. Nonetheless, we did not
face any problem of entry along
from another Gate. When we reached the Plasma
Unit, Air Marshal Daudpota
had already left
and we had to return in disappointment without
having our fault.
Dated: March 09, 2014
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