ISLAMABAD - The four-day long PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) crisis ended on Friday after the government decided to accept the demands of the airlines union and announced to remove MD PIA Aijaz Haroon and reinstate all its sacked employees. The government also signed a written non-official agreement with the five members of PIA employees Joint Action Committee (JAC) and under the agreement union leaders announced to resume all PIA operations from Saturday 0000 hours. Minister of Interior Rehman Malik and Minister of Defence Ahmed held more than two hours long deliberations with the JAC at the Ministry of Interior on early Friday night. Convener and President Pakistan Airlines Pilot Association (PALPA), Sohail Baloch, led the JAC. Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar along with the interior minister and JAC members told reporters that they had reached an agreement with the PIA union and the government has accepted all their demands. He said that the removal of MD PIA was one of their demands and MD has decided to voluntarily resign from his post. He also announced that the resignation of MD PIA Aijaz Haroon had been accepted. He further informed the reporters that all the sacked employees of PIA were being reinstated as well as cases against them were being withdrawn. This was another demand of the union. The defence minister also said that new PIA MD would be appointed soon. About the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the selling of PIA routes to Turkish Airline, he said that his ministry neither signed such an MoU nor forwarded it to the Cabinet for approval. My ministry is not aware of any such development, he added. The interior minister while talking to media persons said that both President Zardari as well as Prime Minister Gilani had entrusted him and the defence minister the task to negotiate with the protesting PIA employees and they did it. I sought 24 hours of time period from the PIA union and forwarded their demands to the President and Prime Minister, he added. Malik and Baloch apologised to the masses for the inconvenience they had to face during the last four days due to protests of PIA employees. Mukhtar and Baloch said that they would try to improve the conditions of the airline within six months. Monitoring Desk adds: Captain Nadeem Khan Yousafzai has been appointed new PIA Managing Director, reported a private TV channel. A PIA spokesman said that Captain Nadeem Yousafzai would hold MD office emptied by Ejaz Haroon.