PIA sacks 63 employees for fake degrees, embezzlement

5 of the sacked pilots were holding fake licences, 28 employees were removed for fake education credentials and 27 employees were sacked for being absent from duty without notice

Sajjad Hussain (with inputs from PTI)
Updated4 Aug 2020
PIA sacks 63 employees for fake degrees, embezzlement
PIA sacks 63 employees for fake degrees, embezzlement(AP)

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) last month sacked 63 of its employees, including 5 pilots, on charges of fake degrees, embezzlement and absence from duty.

All five of the sacked pilots were holding fake licences, said PIA spokesperson Abdullah Khan, adding that all the employees were dismissed in accordance to the law.

Twenty-eight employees were removed for fake education credentials and 27 employees were sacked for being absent from duty without notice, Khan told The Express Tribune.

Two employees were fired on charges of embezzlement and one employee was fired for incompetence.

Further, the airlines demoted four employees for refusing to work, and held back increments of three employees for violating standard operating procedures.

Last month, the airline had sacked 17 pilots on the order of the federal cabinet. The 12 captains and five first officers were found to have 'dubious' flying licences.

The pilots were dismissed following Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan's probe into the May 22 Karachi plane crash.

In June, the minister had told the Parliament that 262 pilots in the country held "suspicious flying licences" and would be grounded immediately.

The domestic flight from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential area near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on May 22. The aviation minister's probe report blamed the pilots and the air traffic control for the tragedy that killed 97 people.

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