SC orders degree verification of PIA employees

Tayyab Baloch Reporter

31st Dec, 2019. 02:30 pm
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan directed on Tuesday, to verify the degrees of employees working in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

As per details, during the hearing, the petitioner claimed officials received their academic degrees without even going to university.

Responding to the arguments, the court remarked apparently, it looks like that the degrees have been awarded through some illegal process.

Subsequently, the apex court while ordering to check the degrees has adjourned the hearing for one month.

Earlier, PIA had sacked 50 cabin crew members and three pilots for holding fake degrees.

The spokesperson of the airlines said that the action taken on the instructions of the Supreme Court.

An interim report submitted to the bench by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The top court directed authorities concerned to complete process of degree verification and submit the final report on the matter.

The top court’s judge remarked Al-Khair University is just an exhibitory varsity as degrees sold out without completing educational procedures.

It seems the degrees illegally possessed.

Whereas, airline accepted the degrees from the private university without carrying out verification process, the judge added.

The PIA administration  directed to ensure verification of educational degrees of its employees from the recognized institutions.

Later, the hearing was adjourned until one month after ordering the concerned authorities to complete scrutiny of the educational degrees of PIA employees.

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