Azam Saigol, Chairman PIA, resigned late night yesterday, citing personal reasons as the cause behind his decision.
PIA spokesperson confirmed the resignation but said that reasons are personal.
It should be mentioned that Mr. Saigol was chairman PIA since May 2016.
Pressure for his resignations grew soon after the PK661 crash as media, particularly social media, raised voice against the airline for not maintaining its planes as per international standards.
Syed Khursheed Shah, the Opposition Leader in Parliament, had also demanded the firing of the Chairman PIA.
“Don’t let him resign, fire him away immediately” – Mr. Khursheed Shah
Not to mention, soon after the PK661 crash, another ATR plane caught fire back in Multan, after which all 10 ATRs operated by PIA were grounded.
PIA has said that these planes are temporarily suspended for a complete check-up.