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SC allows Arshad Mahmood Malik to serve as CEO PIA


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

18th Mar, 2020. 12:02 pm
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Supreme Court Islamabad

The Apex Court on Wednesday has allowed Arshad Mahmood Malik to temporarily serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

During the proceedings of case pertaining to the appointment of Air Marshal Arshad Malik as PIA’s CEO, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed said that country is facing severe crisis due to coronavirus.

CJP added the virus outbreak as result of negligence by the present government and PIA management.

The government has not taken any step to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

We have been requested to halt judicial proceedings but the courts will not be shut at any cost, he remarked.

The top judge asserted that situation at quarantine centers in Pakistan is terrible as no facilities are being provided to the patients.

Justice Gulzar further remarked, “Should we close PIA as it is playing with the lives of people.”

Earlier, In January The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday turned down Air Marshal Arshad Malik’s appeal to reinstate him as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

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