FIR Registered Against PIA For Employing Foreign Nationals at Top Posts

Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle (CCC) Karachi has registered an FIR against Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on the charges of illegal appointment of an Austrian National as a Consultant to CEO.

The FIR was registered on the directions of Director FIA Sindh, and the two accused are Bernd Hildenbrand, a German national holding, who is also the former Acting CEO of PIA, and Helmut Bechhofner, an Austrian national.


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Bechhofner was appointed as a consultant in October 2016 by Hildenbrand for three months. This appointment caused a loss of $50,203 (approximately 5.25 million rupees) to the national exchequer through PIA.

SI Syed Faheemullah of FIA, CCC Karachi, is investigating the case.



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