Karachi: The full amount payable to individuals under the PIA Voluntary Separation Scheme commenced on Wednesday and cheques were distributed to more than 100 VSS applicants at PIA head office.
The cheques were distributed by Chief Financial Officer PIA, Khalil Ullah Sheikh, General Manager Accounting Zahid Karim, General Manager Funds Management Asif Zia and General Manager Industrial Relations PIA Shoaib Dhari.
PIA after approval of Government of Pakistan had introduced the VSS for its employees which was availed by nearly 2,000 employees. The Finance Ministry had transferred 9.6 billion rupees to Ministry of Aviation.
The efforts of CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik made possible release of funds to the VSS applicants. CEO PIA thanked Ministry of Aviation and the Accountant General of Pakistan. The payment to VSS approved applicants will continue and is expected to be completed in shortest possible time, said Khalil ullah Sheikh, Chief Financial Officer PIA while talking to the VSS applicants at PIA head office.