–At least 12 pilots and 73 crew members working on fake degrees
KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) through a letter on Thursday informed PIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Marshal Arshad Malik that it has further confirmed that 20 air hostesses and stewards in the airlines have fake degrees and recommended to terminate their jobs immediately.
PIA The spokesman Mashood Tajwar said, “the CAA has asked the PIA’s CEO to terminate the jobs of 20 more air hostesses and stewards of PIA as they have fake matriculation certificates.”
“The CAA sent the degrees of crew members to different education boards of the country for verification, in which the degrees of 20 more employees of the PIA were found to be fake,” he added.
The spokesman further claimed that the airline has started taking action against those employees of the PIA.
Earlier this month, the national airline informed the Supreme Court (SC) that at least 12 pilots and 73 crew members had fake degrees.
During the hearing of PIA fake degrees case, the chief justice had said that the SC issued notices to PIA over fake degrees a year ago, but the national airline did not take any concrete steps. CAA officials told the apex court that the pilots with fake degrees are not allowed to fly planes anymore.
The top court has summoned the heads of CAA, PIA and concerned universities in the next hearing.