Degree verification process of the certificates of Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) employees has revealed that 20 air hostesses and stewards of the national flag carrier hold fake matriculation certificates.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that the educational credentials of these employees lack credence.
The CAA had earlier sent the certificates to different educational boards of the country for verification. All the boards confirmed that more than 20 crew members have fake degrees.
Following the disclosure, the aviation industry’s regulator asked the PIA to fire all staff members with fake certificates. The national flag carrier has initiated action against them.
Earlier this month, PIA informed the Supreme Court that at least 12 pilots and 73 crew members had fake degrees.
A Few Months Ago
A PIA air hostess, who was earlier barred from traveling on international routes, went missing in Canada.
Fareeha Mukhtar, who was suspended from service in 2015 over allegations of smuggling currency and mobile phones, went missing following the Lahore-Toronto flight.
Mukhtar was earlier barred from service on all international routes, including the US.