SC Allows Arshad Malik to Continue as CEO PIA

The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has allowed Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik to continue as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for a month.

As per details, the SC has adjourned the hearing of the case regarding the revocation of Arshad Malik’s appointment till 20 April and has directed the Air Marshal to appear before the court in personal capacity.


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In December last year, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had declared the appointment of Arshad Malik as CEO PIA void and barred him from discharging official responsibilities.

PIA’s Senior Staff Association (SSA) had moved the SHC against the appointment of Arshad Malik, contending Malik neither has the required educational background nor adequate experience to lead the aviation industry.

Later in January, Arshad Mahmood Malik moved the SC contending he should be allowed to continue serving as the CEO PIA. But the SC rejected Air Marshal’s review petition.

However, now the SC has allowed Arshad Malik to continue serving as the CEO PIA for a month.

The SC has also summoned SSA representatives for the next hearing of the case on 20 April.

On 11th October 2018, the federal cabinet had approved the appointment of Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik as the Chairman of PIA. Later, on 2nd April 2019, Arshad Mahmood Malik was appointed at the post of CEO of PIA.


  • Good ,he is a talented person, he must continue as CEO. In Sha Allah he will turn PIA , though present conditions are pretty difficult.

  • Finally we have someone who done wouders for PIA. Just leave him alone and go after other culprits and there are plenty around.

  • I hope one day my country will be able to find talented people other than one department :D

    • Sorry Ifitikhar, hold your judgment on the SC (he’s only been allowed a 1 month reprieve for now).

  • Courts have no reason to have disqualify his appointment.Courts should do their job and let admin do theirs

  • Alhamdulilah very well descion to save aviation industry in pakistan
    Plz let him to do work

  • At last SC done a job in a good way. Alhamdulliah.
    Hope now mafia in PIA will let him work. He is great leader and talented person.

  • Air Marshal arshad Malik should have been
    Allowed to work for the PAF and PIA there
    Is no problem in it … he could even be allowed and trained to fly the PIA 777 if it
    Needs be .


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