PIA’s Assistant Manager Fired Due to Fake Degree

Assistant manager flight services Khalid Mehmood Jadoon has been fired from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) after confirmation that he had a fake degree. The former assistant manager was served a show-cause notice in December last year on account of the submission of a fake BA degree.

According to the notification issued by the national carrier:

This is in reference to Show Case Notice issued on account of submission of Forged BA Degree during service, under provisions of PIACL Employees Disciplinary Policy 2019…..Inquiry officer after completion of inquiry proceedings declared you guilty of charges. After careful perusal of the entire record of the case, the competent authority has decided to dismiss you (Khalid Mahmood Jadoon) from the service of PIACL in accordance with the applicable rules of the company. Accordingly, you are hereby Dismissed from the service of PIACL with immediate effect.

After completing the inquiry proceedings, the investigation officer declared him guilty of possessing a forged degree.

Prior to this on June 30, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had suspended PIA flight operations for Europe due to fake credentials. The suspension will remain in place for six months.

According to a PIA official, they have been in contact with EASA regarding this matter and are hopeful that the suspension will be lifted soon.

Meanwhile, UAE authorities have also contacted Pakistan Civil Aviation Authorities (PCAA) to verify the credentials of Pakistani pilots, officials, and engineers working for various airlines in UAE.


  • I hope the US and Canada also ban PIA and carefully scrutinize all incoming Pakistanis to weed out bogus degrees/qualifications

  • Fake degree is not only fake/forged credential hurting the country image, the carrier name which is the flag career is not only fake, but hurt the lives of passengers who travelled on the faith of the national career, the country honor and dignity for false degree the airline black listed. Shame on you. No punishment can bring back the image, dignity, of the flag carier, the flag can forgive.

  • This firing of a person would not serve the person. Infact the people who appointed him without proper verification should be fired , who so ever he or she may be , and this is the only way out from this huge corrupt practices

  • If the Government of Pakistan verifies the credential of the Degrees and the certificates issued by the Departments as per procedures already in place. I think thereafter all the countries shall be accepting the degrees and the Certificates issue by the departments of Government of Pakistan.


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