Three pilots among 50 PIA staffers sacked over fake degrees

Published: December 29, 2018
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PIA spokesperson says probe underway into all illegal recruitment. PHOTO: FILE

PIA spokesperson says probe underway into all illegal recruitment. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Saturday terminated the contracts of 50 staffers, including three pilots, after they were found to be possessing fake degrees.

“We have begun probe into [the cases of] all staffers who were hired [while] holding sham degrees,” PIA spokesperson Mashood Tajwar told The Express Tribune.

Tajwar added that action will be taken against all employees found culpable.

Meanwhile, Director General of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Hassan Baig has issued directives to suspend the licenses of all those pilots and cabin crews who have not yet submitted their degrees and certificates.

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“Their licenses will remain suspended till they submit their referred documents for verification,” read an official statement.

The directives, the communique added, were issued in view of the proceedings of Supreme Court of Pakistan against fake degree holder pilots and fake certificate holder cabin crews.

Baig also ordered to extend the defect liability period of all contractors of Islamabad International Airport for six months owing to their dissatisfactory performance.

Earlier, Director CAA had directed to extend the defect liability period of the contractor of boarding bridges of Islamabad Airport M/s Adelte for one year because of poor performance.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Sameer
    Dec 29, 2018 - 10:31PM

    Not enough. Recover entire salaries and benefits under contract. Jail under deceptive practices.Recommend

  • arlo
    Dec 30, 2018 - 12:34AM

    It will a step in right direction if the degrees of CAA , a secret cult of shift officers is also checked at this stageRecommend

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