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.
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.