The Pakistan International Airlines administration has taken the decision of issuing the identity cards of the employees from Islamabad, as per the reports of local media on Wednesday.
After the transfer of the national flag carrier’s Security, Human Resource and Finance departments to the capital city this decision came forth as the identity cards would no more be prepared in Karachi headquarters.
An email has also been sent to the related departments by Nawaz Zar Khan Khattak—the Deputy General Manager—DGM, which mentioned that the identity cards of the PIA employees, family members and workers vetting cells would be prepared in the Aviation Building at the Islamabad International Airport with effect from the 15th of July.
All the related department HR officed are notified to forward all cases of the employees of the national flag carrier and their family ID cards complete and duly signed to the undersigned office for further process like card printing.
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The HR offices of PIA have been instructed to forward all the requests to the federal capital office for ID cards.
Furthermore, the employees have been advised to start the ID cards renewal process at least thirty days before the expiry of the existing ID cards.
Previously, the Pakistan International Airline clarified that it is not relocating the airline’s head office to Islamabad. It stated that the transfer of employees to Islamabad in no way means that the head office would be transferred too.
PIA management on the matter said that it plans to make the Islamabad International Airport the airline’s hub the reason behind all the transfers of pilots, cabin crew, engineers and dozens of others.
A spokesperson of the airline said that PIA is not shifting its head office but acting fast for implementing and achieving the economic viability as envisioned in the business plan of PIA.
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