ISLAMABAD Unprecedented fiscal losses estimated to be in billions lie in store for the airlines and national exchequer due to the regrettable apathy of the government regarding the demands of the Civil Aviation Authority officers who are set to go by the book which would reportedly disrupt operations at all the 42 airports of Pakistan. After pressing the government for two good weeks through peaceful protests against denial of increase in their salaries, the representatives of Civil Aviation Authority Officers Association of Pakistan (CAAOAP), a united platform of the authoritys officers from across Pakistan, have decided to launch decisive struggle from Wednesday, March 30. The Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) exercise their discretionary powers to give certain concessions to the airlines to minimise flight routes through shortcuts that save the international and national airlines a substantial amount of money, time, operational hazards and logistical constraints. In case the officers go by the book in the light of International Civil Aviation Organisation rules and refuse to give any special concessions to airlines, the troubles and losses that the latter would suffer are beyond estimations. The officers in ATC, Engineers, Communication Network, Airport Services, Administration, Human Resource and all the related departments of CAA have reportedly joined hands for this purpose. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Friday, President CAAOAP Ghulam Mustafa Mirani had announced to launch decisive protests from the aforementioned date, till the CAA officers demands were met. Talking to this scribe telephonically, Mirani said that CAAOAP did not get any positive response from the government that created resentment among the officers. Till date, no government guru ever bothered to look into the matter sincerely and the result is that today we have decided to go for final options, he said. Mirani did not comment about the details of these options but sources in CAAOAP said that disruption in air and ground operations were inevitable if the already charged scenario turned further tense.