Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned CEOs of all airlines regarding an ongoing case related to the fake degrees of airline employees. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) director told the court that PM of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, owns one of the airlines as well. On this, the Chief Justice told that the Prime Minister can be called to appear before the court in private capacity.
The Fake Degree Case
The court was informed that the Pakistani airlines have hired many employees with fake degrees. It was also added that employees fired from the national flag carrier over fake degrees are now working in private airlines.
The court was also informed that degrees of 24 pilots were found to be fake. These pilots had been previously been fired from PIA, according to media reports.
The court took a suo moto notice of the case and directed the airlines to submit their employees’ data. In response to the apex court’s demands, CAA official told that only PIA and Shaheen Air have submitted the required data.
The court was informed that four airlines are currently operating in the country. The court ordered to verify the data of 1,972 employees working for PIA. Out of this, data of 225 has been received so far. And out of those 225, degrees of 108 have been verified as of yet with further scrutiny in process.