KARACHI - PIA MD Captain Ejaz Haroon has greeted all employees of the airline on 20 per cent increase in salary and 2.5 per cent raise in increment. He was addressing the PIA employees during the general body meeting at CBA office. These increments will be applicable from first January 2009 for peoples Unity of PIA and from first August 2009 for SASA and ATAP. It is worth mentioning that these changes have come as a present from President Asif Ali Zardari, according to the vision of Benazir Bhutto on his 54th birthday. He also promised that such increments would continue to be awarded each year as PIA makes progress. At the same time, he made an appeal to the PIA employees to cut down expenses that would benefit both the organisation as well the employees. CBA President Kamran Chaudhry expressed that these changes to be positive in current circumstances. He assured that a complete charter of demands would be approved for engineering and flight department. Deputy MD Saleem Sailani said, We will follow the MRO in order to increase the demand of manpower. He added that PIA would not be privatised. Abid Saleem Khan, President of PIASA, thanked the general body on behalf of all the PIA officers and administration. He emphasized the need of hard work and honesty to make PIA progress. AYAP President Haji M Afyal extended the expression of contentment from Engineering department and assured that no stone will be left unturned for the progress of PIA.