Top judge seeks record of private planes’ movements, pilots with fake degrees

The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry


APP January 26, 2018
The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar issued directions on Friday to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) director general Karachi to produce the record of movement of private planes/jets on all airports during the last 15 days.

He also directed the official to submit report about inquiry or investigation pertaining to appointments of pilots made on the basis of fake degrees or certificates.

The case was fixed for hearing on Saturday (tomorrow) at Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi.

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Meanwhile, the aviation terminated the services of at least 39 workers on charges of fake degrees in 2016.

In 2014, as many as 300 Pakistan International Airlines PIA) employees were sacked for having fake degrees, in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court.

According to PIA, out of the 6,000 degrees of their employees that had been verified by various universities and institutions, 350 degrees were found fake.

COMMENTS (1)

dubious | 3 years ago | Reply What authority does the CFP have to make a demand for records on private plane movement? Hows that relate to any case before the SC? Article doesn't make it clear.
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