Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced that employees who violate the smoking ban on flights will be fined Rs. 100,000.
The PIA administration was made aware of an employee who was found smoking onboard. Employees who are caught smoking on flights will be fined Rs. 100,000 each.
The national flag carrier’s management announced in a circular that one of their aircraft had recently undergone a Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) inspection, following which the cockpit crew was found to be in violation of the ‘NO SMOKING ON BOARD’ policy.
The airline stated that it had a strict no-smoking policy on board.
Any crew member who violates the rules will face a fine of up to Rs. 100,000/-. Other staff members are expected to report such offences, according to previous circulars.
According to the circular, crew members who fail to report a violation will be considered offenders and penalised the same amount. According to the airline, employees must strictly adhere to the directive.
“Any crew member found involved in violating the policy would be fined a sum of upto Rs. 100,000/- As per previous circulars, it is again reiterated that the other crew members are required to report such violations.”
“Failure to do so, other crew member on such flights would also be considered as violators of company policy and would be fined the same amount.” The airline said that strict compliance of the order is necessary for the staffers.
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