KARACHI - The PIA Management is determined for disciplinary and punitive action against such pilots who violated discipline and unauthorised absence from duty during the 'Go-Slow causing unnecessary inconvenience to the travelling passengers and considerable financial losses to the airline, PIA spokesman said here on Monday. He said pressure tactics by PALPA would not be allowed. Strict action would be taken for violating Corporation rules and regulations and not performing duties. Discipline and authority has to be maintained for smooth and efficient functioning of the airline and in the best interest of the travelling public, efficiency and profitability of the national carrier. PIA spokesman explained that 'Flight Safety and standards are never compromised by the airline and its operations have always been conducted within the ambit of the relevant rules and procedures laid down by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). PIA is proud to state here that it is among few airlines to have achieved prestigious IOSA certification, (International safety Audit of ICAO), under the present management, he added. Besides, it is the policy of the PIA that it does not censure any person without being heard and also provides employees the right and full opportunity to justify their position through proper inquiry and laid down Service Rules. As far as the question of RSO 2000 is concerned, it should be borne in mind that it is the de-facto and de-jure law to deal disciplinary cases in Pakistan. PIA being government organisation is bound to comply with the government laws. PIA cockpit crew members under enquiry were also given ample time to clarify their position. Now, disciplinary action has been initiated against Captain Murad Arbab, First Officers Salahuddin, Mohammad Sohail and Farrukh Wasim for refusal to operate flights on false, implausible reasons and unauthorised absence from duty during the April09 'Go Slow by PALPA. While, First Officer Adnan Andalib Siddiqui is being investigated for obtaining a family card issued in favour of his step-father and availing free and concessions on air tickets on international and domestic routes and also availing medical facilities of more than Rs 2.2 million whereas only real dependant parents are entitled for air tickets and medical facilities and in no case step parents. Another, First Officer Zahid, Joint Secretary PALPA, is being investigated and has been served show cause notice for falsely claiming hotel stay and allowances without entitlement. PIA spokesman said that PALPA is again threatening and trying to coerce the airline in an illegal and unlawful way by another 'Go Slow which is always disturbing for the travelling public and additionally cause substantial financial losses to the national flag carrier. PIA management has once again suggested to PALPA to resolve their pay and privileges matter through arbitration as agreed upon in the memorandum of understanding and not indulge in any illegal trade union activities so that their image as a pilots association should not become questionable.